- Size A6 (105 mm x 150 mm x 14 mm / 4.1" x 5.9" x 0.6")
- Weight Approx. 202 g
- Total pages 448 pages
- Binding Type Stitch-binding
- Paper Type Tomoe River paper (planner-specific type)
- Grid size 4 mm
- Yearly Calendar 2017 - 2018
- Yearly Index Dec. 2016 - Mar. 2018 (8 pages)
- Monthly Calendar Dec. 2016 - Mar. 2018 (32 pages)
- Daily Pages Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017 (379 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.
- Quotes One per two-day spread (English)
- Weekly Calendar Not included
- Memo Page 12 pages
The Hobonichi Techo Planner is the English version of the Japanese Original Hobonichi Techo, specially created in collaboration with ARTS&SCIENCE owner Sonya Park.
The book’s compact A6 size and page-per-day format provide a place to generously fill an entire year’s worth of spur-of-the-moment thoughts while still staying comfortably portable.
From the heartfelt to the humorous, the Hobonichi Techo includes quotes specially chosen from its parent site, the Japanese web magazine Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shimbun. Each two page spread contains a single quote.
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.
The chic black cover features a subtle engraving of the Japanese characters for techo along with the ARTS&SCIENCE logo. The 2017 edition includes a guide to Japanese tea, a list of Japan’s favorite local treats, and a list of plants and animals that represent each season in Japan.
The book spine is labeled 2017 for easy reference on a bookshelf.
The book comes with two free Hobonichi Store exclusives: a ballpoint pen and a mini butter toast plate.