2024 Hobonichi Techo Cousin AVEC Books [A5 Size] - Japanese
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We first introduced the Avec in response to customers who struggled with bulging books after collecting a year’s worth of pasted material in the daily pages. The Avec splits the year into books of six months each. Book 1 (January–June) is a bright lime yellow and Book 2 (July–December) is a cool ice blue.
Because it’s split into two books, it’s lightweight which makes it easy to carry around, and it also won’t get bulky even if you paste many things into your techo.
The Avec version splits the Japanese A5 Hobonichi Techo Cousin, design and all, into a 2-book set at six months each with only slight variances in calendar spans and the number of extra pages in the back. This allows you to fill the pages to your heart’s content with scheduling, diaries, little notes, tickets, photographs, doodles, and anything that strikes your fancy.
The book has the same thread-stitch binding as a dictionary, allowing it to lay flat open for comfortable writing. It stays flat even if you don’t hold it down.
The book uses thin and light yet durable Tomoe River S paper. The paper has supported the Hobonichi Techo for over 20 years with its special characteristics, but it’ll be undergoing an overhaul starting with the 2024 edition techos. The paper is more resistant to bleed through, lighter despite being the same thickness, and has a smoother surface by adjusting the fibers of the paper.
Other than the daily pages with lots of space to write, the book contains several sections that are great for schedule management, such as a yearly calendar, monthly calendar, and yearly index page. The back of the book has bonus pages, including An Interview with Myself, Seasonal Sweets to Make at Home, and Caring for Your Eyes.
The Hobonichi Techo is used by pairing a techo book with a cover. The Avec book fits nicely into covers designed for the standard Hobonichi Techo Cousin. Pick out a cover of your choice from our large selection of convenient A5 size covers.
Tip: Keep your notebook clean without compromising the appearance with the MIDORI PVC Notebook cover which is sold separately in store.
|Size||A5 size x 2 books
Each Book: H: 210 x W: 148 x T: 10 mm / H: 8.3" x W: 5.8" x T: 0.4"
*Actual book size may vary slightly
|Pages||Each Book: 288 pages|
|Paper Type / Binding||Thin, light Tomoe River S paper resistant to bleeding and designed for planners / Stitch-binding|
|Graph Paper Size||3.7 mm|
|Start of Week||Monday-start week|
|Yearly Calendar||2023, 2024, 2025|
|Yearly Index||Book 1: Jan. - Dec. 2024 (4 pages)
Book 2: July 2024 - June 2025 (4 pages)
|Monthly Calendar||Book 1: Dec. 2023 - July 2024 (16 pages)
Book 2: June 2024 - Jan. 2025 (16 pages)
|Daily Pages||Book 1: Jan. 1 - June 30, 2024 (188 pages)
Book 2: July 1 - Dec. 31, 2024 (190 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.
*All daily pages include daily quotes.
*Includes a mini monthly calendar at the bottom right of every two-page spread (Monday-start).
|Daily Quotes||One per day (Japanese)|
|Weekly Pages||Book 1: Jan. 1, 2024 - June 30, 2024 (52 pages)
Book 2: July 1, 2024 - Jan. 5, 2025 (54 pages)
|Memo Pages||Book 1: 9 pages
Book 2: 5 pages
|Bonus Pages||Time Table / Graph Paper / Favorites / My 100 / An Interview with Myself / Seasonal Sweets to Make at Home / Caring for Your Eyes / Solar Terms / Emergency Preparedness / Gifts / Age Table / Conversion Chart / Getting the most of Hobonichi / Addresses (for 8 people) / Personal Notes|
|Listed Information||Day of the year / Week of the year (listed on monthly calendars and weekly pages) / Old lunar calendar / Rokuyo (traditional Japanese lunisolar calendar) (listed on monthly calendars) / Solar terms / Japanese holidays / Moon phase (daily pages include every phase, monthly calendars and weekly pages only include full and new moon)|
Note: The Hobonichi Techo's Tomoe River paper is designed to prevent bleed-through, but some fountain pens and water-based ink pens are not compatible with this paper. When switching to a new pen, we recommend testing the pen somewhere in the book, such as the back memo pages, to see if the ink bleeds through or takes an especially long time to dry.
For the full collection of Hobonichi items; https://www.stickerrificstore.com/collections/hobonichi