2024 Hobonichi Techo Day-Free Book // A5 Size
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The Day-Free Original Size is an A6 size monthly techo that is split into two main parts: monthly calendars and a graph-paper notebook. The book fits nicely into covers designed for the standard Hobonichi Techo Original.
Because the book is half the size of the full-year Original, it’s also light and portable.
The monthly calendar is the same calendar you’ll find in the standard Original book, designed with graph paper to make it easy to use. The 2024 edition will contain entries for December 2023 through March 2025.
The blank graph paper notebook contains a total of 171 pages and is comprised of 3.7 mm squares. Each page is numbered.
You can fill in as much as you want at a time without feeling constricted to dates. Keep a journal, draw a picture or graph, paste in ticket stubs, scribble on the pages, and fill the pages with capricious whims or meticulous plans — it’s all up to you.
The Day-Free blank notebook section includes the Hobonichi Techo’s characteristic daily quotes in Japanese.
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 monthly calendars and the notebook section, the book contains several sections that are great for schedule management, such as a yearly calendar and a 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.
(See the Exploring Each Type page for more details.)
Tip: Keep your notebook clean without compromising the appearance with the MIDORI PVC Notebook cover which is sold separately in store.
H: 148 x W: 105 x T: 8 mm / H: 5.8" x W: 4.1" x T: 0.3"
*Actual book size may vary slightly
|Paper Type / Binding||Thin, light Tomoe River S paper resistant to bleeding and designed for planners / Stitch-binding|
|Graph Paper Size||3.7 mm
*Monthly pages are 3.45 mm
|Start of Week||Monday-start week|
|Yearly Calendar||2023, 2024, 2025|
|Yearly Index||Dec. 2023 - Mar. 2025 (8 pages)|
|Monthly Calendar||Dec. 2023 - Mar. 2025 (32 pages)|
|Weekly Calendar||Not Included|
|Daily Quotes||Included (Japanese)|
|Graph Paper||171 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 / Conversion Chart / Getting the most of Hobonichi / Gifts / Age Table / Addresses (for 6 people) / Personal Notes|
|Listed Information||Day of the year / Week of the year (listed on monthly calendars) / 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 only include full and new moon)|
Note: The Hobonichi Techo's Tomoe River S 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.
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