Select shop and brand Arts&Science owner Sonya Park directed the creation of this English-language Hobonichi Techo book, which has been refined and simplified to make it easy to use in all countries and languages. It still contains all the beloved features of the Original Japanese edition, such as the compact A6 size, one page devoted to each day, daily quotes, lay-flat binding, and more.
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.
The back of the book includes informational and useful pages such as My 100, Japanese Festivals, and Japanese Bentos. The book has a chic, black textured cover subtly engraved with the Japanese characters for “techo” alongside the Arts&Science logo.
A6 size W: 105 x H: 148 x T: 14 mm / W: 4.1" x H: 5.9" x T: 0.6" *Actual book size may vary slightly
Approx. 200 g
Thin, light Tomoe River paper resistant to bleeding and designed for planners.
Graph Paper Size
Dec. 2019 - Mar. 2021 (8 pages)
Dec. 2019 - Mar. 2021 (32 pages)
Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2020 (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.
One quote per two-page spread (English)
Important Contacts / International Size Charts / Conversion Table /My 100 / Local Festivals in Japan / The Japanese Bento / Personal Notes
Day of the year / Week of the year (listed on monthly calendars and daily pages) / Moon phase (daily pages include every phase, monthly calendars only include full and new moon)