Hobonichi Techo A6 Planner 2019 (January Start)
Select shop Arts&Science owner Sonya Park directed the creation of this English-language Hobonichi Techo book, which has been refined and simplified to make it easy to use in all countries and languages. It still contains all the beloved features of the Original Japanese edition, such as the compact A6 size, one page devoted to each day, daily quotes, lay-flat binding, and more.
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.
Features such as a list of international holidays and international size charts cater to the worldwide community that comes together through this book. In addition, the 2019 edition includes informational pages in the back of the book about historical Japanese household items, an ancient system called the Earthly Branches, and an introduction to traditional sweets from around the world. The book has a chic, black textured cover subtly engraved with the Japanese characters for “techo” alongside the Arts&Science logo.
Convenient, portable A6 size
The 105 x 148 mm (roughly 4”x 6”) A6 size is light and portable, making it easy to carry around and pull out anytime. The Planner book is the same size as the Original book, so the books can use the same covers.
Perfect planner paper
The thin, light paper, called Tomoe River paper, is strong, resistant to bleeding, and allows ink to dispense smoothly across the paper — an ideal choice for a planner.
180-degree lay-flat binding
Special stitch-binding allows the planner to lay completely flat without having to hold it down.
The page corners are rounded to minimize creasing and damage to the edges when carried around or stored in a bag.
Yearly calendar and index
A convenient double-page spread shows the yearly calendars for 2018, 2019 and 2020 at a glance for a useful reference when planning ahead.
Each 2-page spread contains 4 months, with a total of 12 months in the yearly index. The top of each monthly column includes 4 lines of space for note-taking.
The yearly index spans the following dates:
January-start: December 2018 - March 2020
The graph paper design is lightly printed to make it easier to write in your plans and take notes in an even line. The calendar is printed in charcoal gray and a striking red for a refreshing design. Each header includes the year, numerical month, and the English name of the month.
Each box is lightly printed with a graph design to make it easy to fill in a full day’s worth of plans. You can also take full advantage of the graph design by drawing out sections to allocate plans or entries visually.
We’ve included a page at the beginning of each month for highlighting important dates, making to-do lists, and writing other notes to help in planning ahead.
W: 105 x H: 148 x T: 14 mm / W: 4.1" x H: 5.9" x T: 0.6"
*Actual book size may vary slightly
|Weight||Approx. 220 g|
|Paper Type||Thin, light Tomoe River paper resistant to bleeding and designed for planners.|
|Graph Paper Size||4 mm|
|Yearly Calendar||2019, 2020|
|Yearly Index||Dec. 2018 - Mar. 2020 (8 pages)|
|Monthly Calendar||Dec. 2018 - Mar. 2020 (32 pages)|
|Daily Pages||Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2019 (377 pages)
*A blank two-page spread is featured at the very beginning of the book to provide a free area when starting out the book.
*A page is included at the beginning of each month to help in planning ahead.
*Every two-page daily page spread includes one daily quote.
|Daily Quotes||One quote per two-page spread (English)|
|Weekly Pages||Not included|
|Memo Pages||12 pages|
|Informational Pages||Important Contacts / International Size Charts / Conversion Table /Highlights of the Calendar Year in Japan / Traditional Japanese Household Items / Junishi: The Japanese Zodiac / A World of Traditional Sweets / International Country Codes / Dialling Codes / National Holidays / Personal Notes|
|Listed Information||Day of the year / Week of the year (listed on monthly calendars and daily pages) / Moon phase (daily pages include every phase, monthly calendars only include full and new moon)|