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Hobonichi Techo Planner 2022 - Saul Leiter: Footprints - April Start - Cover + Book

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With this Techo cover, you can carry around a photo by American photographer and painter Saul Leiter (1923-2013). As Leiter put it, “I take photographs in my neighborhood. I think that mysterious things happen in familiar places. We don’t always need to run to the other end of the world.” This version contains the Hobonichi Techo Original Book 2022 - April Start, which starts in April 2022, just in time for the beginning of the Japanese school year.

The back pocket features a piece entitled Horn & Hardart, c. 1959, named after the shop whose window is pictured on a rainy day. Leiter once said, “A window covered with raindrops interests me more than a photograph of a famous person."

Leiter was born in Pittsburgh in 1923, and in the '50s he began work as a fashion photographer in New York. From the '60s to the '80s, he provided photography for magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Vogue (UK Edition), and more. In 1981, he closed his studio in New York’s 5th Avenue and distanced himself from commercial photography. He then proceeded to quietly take pictures around the neighborhood of his East Village apartment, producing photography that he didn’t show anyone.

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. 

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: A6
  • 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
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