Hobonichi Techo Original Book 2024 - April Start - A6

This Hobonichi Techo Original Book 2024 is designed to start in April 2024, coinciding with the beginning of the Japanese school year. This original form of the Hobonichi Techo has been loved by many users since its introduction in 2002. Its daily pages offer plenty of space to fill despite the book’s compact A6 size. The graph paper offers an open layout for you to neatly lay out writings, clippings, and drawings.

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 chosen from its parent site, the Japanese web magazine Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun. Each daily page has a quote in Japanese.

The book contains several sections that are great for schedule management, such as a yearly calendar, monthly calendar, and yearly index page. It also includes functional and informational pages, such as blank memo pages, an address book, a page for drawing out a custom graph, a 100-item list, and more.

  • Size: A6 (Hobonichi’s Original Size)
  • Language: Japanese
  • Paper type: Tomoe River
  • Start of week: Monday
  • Yearly index: Feb 2024 - May 2025
  • Monthly calendar: Feb 2024 - May 2025
  • Daily pages: April 1, 2024 - March 31, 2025

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More Original April Start features in detail:

  • A blank two-page spread is featured at the very beginning of the book to provide a free area when starting out the book.
  • A page is included at the beginning of each month to help in planning ahead.
  • All daily pages include daily quotes.
  • One Day Per Page: The planner features a format with a page devoted to each day. There’s lots of open space to plan the day ahead and enjoy recording your memories and activities. Think of the pages as containers for random ideas, with a clear record of the date. Paste magazine clippings, ticket stubs and photos to make the techo something completely unique – your imagination is the only limit.
  • Yearly Calendar: This shows calendar spreads for 2022, 2023, and 2024 at a glance for a useful reference when reflecting or planning ahead.
  • Yearly Index: The yearly index spans the following dates: Dec. 2022 - Mar 2024 (8 pages)
  • Monthly Calendar: Dec. 2022 - Mar. 2024
  • Memo: 13 free memo pages