2024 Hobonichi Techo Original Book [A6 Size] - Simplified Chinese
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This original form of the Hobonichi Techo has been loved by many users since its introduction in 2002, and the 2024 edition marks the techo’s 23rd year. Its daily pages offer plenty of space to fill despite the book’s compact A6 size. The graph paper offers an open layout for you to neatly lay out writings, clippings, and drawings.
After years of testing, the graph paper has been set to 3.7 mm for optimal writing comfort. The graph paper design allows users to write from any starting point on the page, and the lines have been printed in light colors so users can either customize it to their own layout or ignore it completely.
The Hobonichi Techo includes quotes specially chosen from its parent site, the Japanese web magazine Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun. Each daily page has a quote in Simplified Chinese.
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.
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The Hobonichi Techo is used by pairing a techo book with a cover. Pick out a cover of your choice from our large selection of convenient A6 size Hobonichi Techo covers.
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: 15 mm / H: 5.8" x W: 4.1" x T: 0.6"
*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)|
|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.
*All daily pages include daily quotes.
*Includes a mini monthly calendar at the bottom right of every two-page spread (Monday/Sunday start).
|Daily Quotes||One per day (Simplified Chinese)|
|Weekly Pages||Not included|
|Memo Pages||14 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 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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