This collaboration with the Tokyo National Museum comes on the 150th year of the founding of the museum. Nicknamed Tohaku, the Tokyo National Museum collects, preserves, researches, exhibits, and educates the public about cultural artifacts from across Asia, with a focus on Japan. Currently there are about 120,000 objects in its collection. This year’s collaboration includes a cute and cheerful Weeks book based on some of the collection’s most popular items: the Dogu and Haniwa artifacts. This version begins in April 2022, just in time for the beginning of the Japanese school year.
The bright yellow necktie fabric is lined with embroidered images of Dogu and Haniwa. Items from the collection of the Tokyo National Museum have been turned into illustrations that have then been embroidered into detailed images with beige, brown, and orange thread. The cover has been constructed as a light hardcover book with some give to it so it still bends. The gloss and soft touch of the material makes this series stand out from other Weeks books.
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.
- Size: Weeks -- 3.7 in (9.5 cm) x 7.3 in (18.6 cm) x 0.4 in (1 cm)
- Language: Japanese
- Paper type: Tomoe River
- Start of week: Monday
- Yearly index: Apr. 2022 - Mar. 2023
- Monthly calendar: Mar. 2022 - Apr. 2023
- Weekly calendar: Feb. 28, 2022 - Apr. 2, 2023
- Hobonichi accessories available
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