This is a zipper-type Techo cover that uses a lavish fabric by the renowned Parisian tweed designer Malhia Kent. The gorgeous, eye-catching tweed is made of intertwining purple, navy, silver and gold threads in various materials to create a beautiful look. The zipper pull is adorned with a thick, navy blue grosgrain ribbon. It's a beautiful aesthetic accent that also functions as a wrist-strap -- you can put your hand through the ribbon and hold the cover like a clutch bag. To suit the timeless and sophisticated tweed cover, the inner material of the cover is made of a pale natural leather that will mature as you use it.
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.