The Bow & Tie series is covered with the same textured, shiny fabric used in neckties. The gloss and soft touch of the material makes this series stand out from other Weeks books. Wasshoi! has a salmon pink background with icons of traditional comical masks featured in Japanese festivals. These mask designs include a young woman (okame), a silly man (hyottoko), and a fox (kitsune). Hobonichi recently moved to a new office building in Kanda, which is now closer to Japanese festivals in the area. This prompted the design of Wasshoi!, which is named after the chant used by groups carrying a portable shrine, called a mikoshi. You can almost hear the sound of the flutes and taiko drums when looking at this fun design. Look closely at the cover and you’ll see mikoshi scattered throughout. The cover has been constructed as a light, hardcover book with some give to it so it still bends.
This weekly-edition Hobonichi Techo is a compact book that’s easy to carry everywhere. The book is slim and roughly the size of a long wallet, making it easy to fit into a bag or suit pocket. The main layout of the book consists of a weekly calendar on the left page and blank graph paper on the right page. Each weekly spread also contains the characteristic Hobonichi quote in Japanese on the bottom of the page. Although slim at first glance, the book holds 71 graph-ruled memo pages for note-taking at the end of the book. The Weeks is available with a variety of different cover designs on the book itself and does not require an additional cover purchased separately.
When you order this Hobonichi Techo Weeks, you’ll receive a clear, adhesive corner pocket you can stick anywhere you like.
- Language: Japanese
- Dimensions: 3.7 in (9.5 cm) x 7.3 in (18.6 cm) x 0.4 in (1 cm)
- Hobonichi Accessories available