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Select shop Arts&Science owner Sonya Park directed the creation of this English-language Hobonichi Techo book, which has been refined and simplified to make it easy to use in all countries and languages. It still contains all the beloved features of the Original Japanese edition, such as the compact A6 size, one page devoted to each day, daily quotes, lay-flat binding, and more.
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 2019 edition includes informational pages in the back of the book about historical Japanese household items, an ancient system called the Earthly Branches, and an introduction to traditional sweets from around the world.
The book has a chic, black textured cover subtly engraved with the Japanese characters for “techo” alongside the Arts&Science logo.
When you purchase the Planner in the Hobonichi Techo Official Store, the book comes with two free 2019 Hobonichi Store Exclusives: Not-Scary Bear Paperweight and a special Hobonichi Techo 2019 edition 3-Color Jetstream white ballpoint pen.
|Size||A6 size |
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||2019, 2020|
|Yearly Index||Dec. 2018 - Mar. 2020 (8 pages)|
|Monthly Calendar||Dec. 2018 - Mar. 2020 (32 pages)|
|Daily Pages||Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2019 (377 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 Pages||Not included|
|Memo Pages||12 pages|
|Informational Pages||Important Contacts / International Size Charts / Conversion Table /Highlights of the Calendar Year in Japan / Traditional Japanese Household Items / Junishi: The Japanese Zodiac / A World of Traditional Sweets / International Country Codes / Dialling Codes / National Holidays / Personal Notes|
|Listed Information||Day of the year / Week of the year (listed on monthly calendars and daily pages) / Moon phase (daily pages include every phase, monthly calendars only include full and new moon)|