This is an elegant leather cover reminiscent of a clear sky with its pale, blue color. It uses high-quality Italian leather that is soft to the touch with a finely textured surface. The right side holds a single pen loop and the inner pocket features the Hobonichi logo, embossed in silver foil. The cover contains a small, simply designed bookmark made of the same leather as the cover. The bookmark is debossed with the Hobonichi logo.
The leather used for this cover is named “Adria” and is from the large-scale Italian tanning company, Gruppo Mastrotto. The company uses high quality leather from Italy and southern Germany, and then handles all of the processes in Italy—from tanning to embossing to finishing. The use of colors, the resulting bright colors, and the smooth, soft feel of the leather are all unique characteristics of Italian leather.
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 graph paper in the English version is slightly enlarged to 4 mm to allow users to write comfortably in any language. Timelines are simplified to a single 12 to denote noon so users can completely customize it to their own schedule (or ignore it completely), and each day is also labeled with the number of the consecutive week that year, from 1 to 52.
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: English
- Cover + Book
- January Start
- Monday Start
- Book only version available
- Hobonichi Accessories available