2024 Hobonichi Techo HON [A5 Size] // Bow & Tie: Tiny Dragons
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The Hobonichi Techo HON has a hardcover design already attached to the book. It’s designed to make you feel like you’re carrying around a favorite book, which you can pull out at any time to make notes no matter where you are. The book has A5 size pages with plenty of space to write and paste, and features a page per day, so the contents are the same as the Hobonichi Techo Cousin.
The Tiny Dragons design uses the same fabric as the Bow & Tie series for the Weeks, which features textured, shiny fabric used in neckties. The gloss and soft touch of the material makes this series stand out.
Green seahorses are lined up on a navy background for this design. The charming seahorses that swim in the ocean have been created in detail through the weaves of the necktie material.
We chose seahorses as a motif for this design as the year 2024 is the Year of the Dragon, and in Japan, the name “seahorse” literally translates to “child of a dragon.” Seahorses are known as a symbol of family happiness coming from their unique trait that the father gives birth. Among the seahorses you'll find those that are swimming by a coral or swimming as a family.
The book spine is foil-pressed in silver with the year 2024 and the HON logo for easy reference when placed in your bookshelf alongside other books.
The contents are the same as the Hobonichi Techo Cousin book. The HON A5 size includes weekly pages which track a week in each two-page spread for easy planning and contain a handy time schedule.
The bookbinding on the HON has thread-stitch binding similar to the Hobonichi Techo Cousin, so it opens 180 degrees onto the table. 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 almost the same thickness, and has a crisper surface by adjusting the fibers of the paper.
The back of the book has informational pages, including An Interview with Myself, Seasonal Sweets to Make at Home, and Caring for Your Eyes.
As a special exclusive only for the HON, this techo comes with a pencil board. The board is A5 size and clear, with 5mm grid lines printed across it. There are measurements printed along one side in 1mm increments, which allow for use as a ruler. This is also a new type of pencil board, as it has a pen holder attached to it where users can store pens by their clips.
|Size||H: 214 x W: 152 x T: 21 mm / H: 8.4" x W: 6.0" x T: 0.8"
*Specifications may vary slightly
|Main material||Polyester / Paper|
|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||Jan. 2024 - Dec 2024 (4 pages)|
|Monthly Calendar||Dec. 2023 - Mar. 2025 (32 pages)|
|Daily Pages||Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2024 (378 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.
*Includes a mini monthly calendar at the bottom right of every two-page spread (Monday-start).
|Daily Quotes||One quote per two-page spread (English)|
|Weekly Pages||Jan 1, 2024 - Jan 5, 2025 (106 pages)|
|Memo Pages||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 / Words to Remember / 365 Days Check-Off Sheet / Getting the Most Out of Your Hobonichi Techo / Gifts / Addresses / Personal Notes|
|Listed Information||Day of the year / Week of the year (listed on monthly calendars and weekly pages) / 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.
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