The Hobonichi Techo Planner is the English version of the Japanese Hobonichi Techo Original and was specially created in collaboration with Arts&Science owner Sonya Park.
The book’s compact A6 size and page-per-day format provide a place to generously fill an entire year’s worth of spur-of-the-moment thoughts while still staying comfortably portable.
From the heartfelt to the humorous, the Hobonichi Techo includes quotes specially chosen from its parent site, the Japanese web magazine Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun. Each two page spread contains a single quote.
The graph paper in the English version is slightly enlarged to 4 mm to allow users to write comfortably in any language. Timelines are simplified to a single 12 to denote noon so users can completely customize it to their own schedule (or ignore it completely), and each day is also labeled with the number of the consecutive week that year, from 1 to 52. Features such as a list of international holidays and international size charts cater to the worldwide community that comes together through this book. In addition, the 2018 edition includes informational pages in the back of the book about Japanese history, annual events, and folk tales.
The chic black cover features a subtle engraving of the Japanese characters for “techo” along with the Arts&Science logo.
the book comes with two free Hobonichi Store exclusives: a pair of “Meal Decider Dice” and a ballpoint pen.
Book (Planner / English / January Start)
W: 105 x H: 148 x T: 14 mm / W: 4.1" x H: 5.9" x T: 0.6"
*Actual book size may vary slightly
|Weight||Approx. 200 g|
|Paper Type||Thin, light Tomoe River paper resistant to bleeding and designed for planners.|
|Graph Paper Size||4 mm|
|Yearly Calendar||2018, 2019|
|Yearly Index||Dec. 2017 - Mar. 2019 (8 pages)|
|Monthly Calendar||Dec. 2017 - Mar. 2019 (32 pages)|
|Daily Page||Jan. 1, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2018 (379 pages)
*A blank two-page spread is featured at the very beginning of the book to provide a free area when starting out the book.
*A page is included at the beginning of each month to help in planning ahead.
*Every two-page daily page spread includes one Daily Quote
|Daily Quotes||One quote per two-page spread (English)|
|Weekly Calendar||Not included|
|Memo Pages||12 pages|
|Informational Pages||Important Contacts / International Size Charts / Conversion Table / Highlights of the Calendar Year in Japan / Chronology of Japanese History / Japanese Folk Tales / International Country Codes / Dialling Codes / National Holidays / Personal Notes|
|Listed Information||Day of the year / Week of the year (listed on monthly calendars) / Moon phase (daily pages include every phase, monthly calendars only include full and new moon)|