This Weeks book has the full year calendar for 2023 printed right on the cover. The seasonal shapes and monthly calendars are written by Ryota Kishida, the younger brother of writer Nami Kishida.
Ryota wrote these for this cover because he had also written the page numbers by hand for Nami’s book, I Love My Family for Who They Are. Ryota, who has Down Syndrome, was unable to write, but practiced until he could write the page numbers for her book. Shigesato Itoi loved his handwriting so much that he asked Ryota to contribute his writing to this 365 Days Weeks cover as well. The back cover of 365 Days is printed with Ryota’s signature, an R.
The cover has been constructed as a light, hardcover book with some give to it so it still bends. The cover and spine are foil-pressed in silver with the year 2023, which has also been handwritten by Ryota. The charm to his handwriting comes from the care and effort he puts into it.
You can brighten up your techo by filling it with these colorful, semitransparent stickers that come in 12 colors. We recommend writing on the stickers with an oil-based pen because of the stickers’ glossy surface. By placing a sticker on the edge of the page, over the index block for the month, you can easily jump to each month.
This weekly-edition Hobonichi Techo is a compact book that’s easy to carry everywhere. The book is slim and roughly the size of a long wallet, making it easy to fit into a bag or suit pocket. The main layout of the book consists of a weekly calendar on the left page and blank graph paper on the right page. Each weekly spread also contains the characteristic Hobonichi quote in English on the bottom of the page. Although slim at first glance, the book holds 71 graph-ruled memo pages for note-taking at the end of the book. The Weeks is available with a variety of different cover designs on the book itself and does not require an additional cover purchased separately.
In 2023, for the first time, the Hobonichi Weeks is offered in English! Some ways the English Version differs from the Japanese Version are: English quotes at the bottom of each page, English labeled months, and a fun facts section in the back that is exclusive to the English Weeks books.
When you order this Hobonichi Techo Weeks, you’ll receive a clear, adhesive corner pocket you can stick anywhere you like.
- Language: English
- Dimensions: 3.7 in (9.5 cm) x 7.3 in (18.6 cm) x 0.4 in (1 cm)
- Paper: Tomoe River
- January Start
- Monday Start
- Cover-on-Cover available
- Hobonichi Accessories available