Hobonichi Techo Cousin 2022 - Tokyo National Museum: Katsushika Hokusai - April Start - Cover + Book

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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.

 In 1830, when Hokusai turned 70 years old, he began work on the series, depicting Mt. Fuji from a number of vantage points. Despite the series’s name, there are actually 46 woodblock prints, including the famous The Great Wave off Kanagawa. This print depicts Fuji River, which is located in Kajikazawa and known for its turbulent waters. In this print, a fisherman and his son appear to be pulling in fishing lines, battling against waves that crash against the rocks. Mt. Fuji is just visible behind a shroud of fog, outlined in shades of indigo. The back of the cover depicts Hokusai’s seal, which he used to sign his work, as well as his handwritten title of the piece. The cover interior is a deep blue, and the striped pen-holders evoke the image of the fishermen’s net. The techo cover’s glossy polyester material was chosen to best portray the print’s depiction of waves and splashing.

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.

Hobonichi Techo planners include 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
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