After many years of customer requests for a Hobonichi Plain Notebook, Hobonichi released a plain graph notebook with the same look and feel of an undated Hobonichi Techo. Over the years, many artists have collaborated to created unique covers for this handy notebook.
Yamazakura was designed by Dr. Tomitaro Makino, a botanist also known as the Father of Japanese Botany. The illustrations that have become one of Dr. Makino’s masterpieces were drawn about 120 years ago during the Meiji Era, using loupes and microscopes for detailed observation and creating drawings that show the entire shape of the Yamazakura branches, shapes of the petals, and structures of various parts. Using a Makie painting brush with a bundle of mouse hairs, they are expressed clearly through shading that conveys the solidity of the flower's living petals.
This notebook has Tomoe River paper, opens completely flat, and contains graph paper divided into 4 colors.
The Tomoe River paper is the same thin, durable paper as that used in the Hobonichi Techo. This allows the 288-page book to stay at a mere 10mm thick, giving you plenty of room to fill to your heart’s content.
The 3.7 millimeter graph paper is also the same as that of the Japanese-edition Hobonichi Techo Original. The color of the ink on the page changes every 72 pages (red / blue / green / purple), making it easy to split the book into several themes or use the colors as a way to more easily find old entries.
The notebook size is the same as the A5 Cousin, which makes it compatible with any of the Cousin’s Hobonichi Techo covers. The cover is great for storing items like pens or sticky notes, and provides a very convenient user experience.
You can also use several notebooks and establish a single theme to keep across each book.
The notebook is also a great supplement to the Hobonichi Techo, or simply a slim notebook to keep by your side for filling with lots of writings or drawings.
- Also available in A6