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Hobonichi Techo Cousin 2023 - Liberty Fabrics: Betsy (Neon Blue) - Cover + Book

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Continuing the design series of the Techo Cousin lineup, this year features new patterns and materials in a range of cover styles.

New this year, Betsy is a collaborative design cover made from a beautiful textile from the venerable fabric brand Liberty Fabrics, founded in 1875 by Arthur Lasenby Liberty. The design features bright, eye-catching bright blue and magenta flowers surrounded by pale green leaves with a sketch-like feel. This cover is made with Liberty Fabric’s own "Tana Lawn" material, first developed in the 1920s: a meticulously processed cotton fabric with a soft, silken feel that offers prints in vibrant colors.

In 2023, for the first time, the Hobonichi Cousin is offered in English! Some ways the English Version differs from the Japanese Version are: English quotes at the bottom of each page, English months, and a new section in the back for "Words to Remember". On this page you will be able to write down phrases and words you encountered throughout the year that you don’t want to forget. Use the colored area to write down dates or for citations.

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, 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 book contains several sections that are great for schedule management, such as a yearly calendar, monthly calendar, weekly calendar spreads, 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, and more.