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Hobonichi Techo Planner 2023 - MOTHER: Franklin Badge - Cover + Book

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Continuing the collaborative line of the Techo cover lineup, this year introduces new artists and designs to make your planning special. As always, the covers feature a basic style with butterfly-stopper pen holders that act as a hinge, keeping your cover safely shut when you store a pen inside.

This Techo cover is the part of the second series to be based on MOTHER, Shigesato Itoi’s 1989 game for the Famicom. Following the first design release of this collaboration last year, this Hobonichi Techo cover features a key item that shows up in all three games, the Franklin Badge, as an embroidered patch on the front and matching blue and red bookmarks. If you tip the cover and view the patch at different angles, you’ll see the way its threads sparkle. Included with the cover is a specially designed protractor also featuring elements from the game. With all its features paying homage to the beloved game series, this cover is perfect for fans of MOTHER fans.

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.

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