Hobonichi Techo Weeks 2023 - Tokyo National Museum: Shibata Zeshin - Plate of Confectionaries

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.

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 featuring artwork by Edo-era lacquer painter Shibata Zenshin. The work spans the front and back covers, illustrating different confectioneries in bright colors and accented with black line-work. Unlike the standard weeks, this version has the gold embossed 2023 in the lower center of the book, and the Tokyo National Museum logo on the back corner. 

The cover has been constructed as a light hardcover book with some give to it so it still bends. The cover has been constructed as a light, hardcover book with some give to it so it still bends.

In 2023, for the first time, the Hobonichi Weeks is offered in English! Some ways the English Version differs from the Japanese Version are: English quotes at the bottom of each page, English labeled months, and a fun facts section in the back that is exclusive to the English Weeks books.

When you order this Hobonichi Techo Weeks, you’ll receive a clear, adhesive corner pocket you can stick anywhere you like.

  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 3.7 in (9.5 cm) x 7.3 in (18.6 cm) x 0.4 in (1 cm) 
  • Paper: Tomoe River
  • January Start 
  • Monday Start
  • Cover-on-Cover available
  • Hobonichi Accessories available