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Hobonichi Techo Cousin 2022 - Colors: Black x Clear Blue - April Start - Cover + Book

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The Colors series is a regular part of Hobonichi's cover lineup, available in a variety of solid colors and always featuring a basic style with pen holders to keep your cover shut. Black x Clear Blue is a popular and versatile black cover that returns this year with a clear blue interior that gives the cover a breezy, refreshing look. This version contains the Hobonichi Techo Cousin 2022 - April Start, which starts in April 2022, just in time for the beginning of the Japanese school year.

High-quality polyester construction gives this cover its sturdy feel and subtle shine — it’s durable enough to last a long time, but light enough to carry with you everywhere.


The pen holders act as a hinge, keeping the cover safely shut while you store a pen inside. The cover contains two bookmarks, one with a rectangle charm and one with a triangle charm, so you can keep your place in two parts of the book, such as the monthly calendar and the daily page.

The one-day-per-page A5-size Techo was created in response to customer requests for more space to fill with writing and clippings and is designed to be paired with the A5 cover of your choice. The Cousin is perfect for collecting a great deal of information into a single book, using as a school notebook or parenting diary, or simply writing in larger letters. The larger size means this book is ideal for leaving in a single place at work or at home. The Cousin also has an exclusive section: the popular “Weekly Pages” tracks a week in each two-page spread for easy planning.

After years of testing, the graph paper has been set to 3.7 mm for optimal writing comfort. The graph paper design allows users to write from any starting point on the page, and the lines have been printed in light colors so users can either customize it to their own layout or ignore it completely.

The Hobonichi Techo includes quotes specially chosen from its parent site, the Japanese web magazine Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun. Each daily page has a quote in English.

The book contains several sections that are great for schedule management, such as a yearly calendar, monthly calendar, and yearly index page. The back of the book includes useful and informational pages, such as blank memo pages, an address book, a page for drawing out a custom graph, a list of useful links in Japanese, and more.

  • Size: A5
  • Language: Japanese
  • Cover + Book
  • Language: Japanese
  • Paper type: Tomoe River
  • Start of week: Monday
  • Yearly index: Feb. 2022 - May 2023
  • Monthly calendar: Feb. 2022 - May 2023
  • Daily pages: Apr. 1 2022 - Mar. 31, 2023
  • Book only version available
  • Hobonichi accessories available
  • More Hobonichi April Start planners 

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