I wanted to try a Hobonichi planner for 2015 but all the covers for the planner seem to cost A LOT of money. If I get an english planner will it fit into a japanese techo cover (which are much cheaper)? Thanks!
The English A6 and the Japanese “Original” A6 both fit each others’ covers! They’re just listed separately because the English planner and those expensive covers are all by the same design company. Go ahead and look at Original covers too :D Cousin is the one that’s a different size (A5).
I'm a little indecisive this year. Last year I purchased an English Planner and loved it. This coming 2015 year I was leaning towards the Japanese for some of colors on its pages and also since I'm taking Japanese courses I feel it appropriate to have one in Japanese. What are the differences between the Japanese and English Planner?
Honestly, when someone’s studying Japanese I usually recommend the Japanese version. It’s a perfect way to expose yourself to the language every day. And if you like all the colors, go ahead and give it a shot. It’s always fun to experiment with different techos each year. Similar enough but also refreshing. :)
And hey if you don’t like it you can either sell it online and go back to the English Hobonichi Planner mid-2015, or switch again in 2016.
Do you know if NorthFace covers will be available for 2015? If not, do you know where I might be able to get one? thanks!
No, the covers are always limited edition for their specific year, so the North Face covers aren’t available anymore. All you can really do is post online asking if anyone has an extra one. The only two Facebook fan groups I know of are these:
Last year, a few stores in the United States ended up carrying the English planner. Do you know if any are planning to do so this year?
I actually haven’t heard of anyone carrying the planner in the States again. (Even if there is, it’s Hobonichi Planner English book-only, no covers) We’ve got the store list here and keep updating it, so I’ll make an announcement if anything pops up: http://www.1101.com/store/techo/2015/planner/place/
want to ask if hobonichi take paypal? ;;v; since i only have paypal but no credit card..i really want to buy one o<-< thanks for the help in advance!
No, unfortunately the store system can only take credit cards. But maybe you can look into a prepaid credit card and check which companies will let you use them overseas, since the charge needs to be allowed to come in from Japan.
The other option is what people often do to save on shipping—go in on a group order and then you could just PayPal your friend for your half of the order.
bybystarlight: Paypal has a debit card that pulls money from your balance (or back up fund account). Using it works just fine with the Hobonichi store.
Is the 2015 Planner Book the same thickness as the 2014 book? I can tell that it's still A6 size but cannot tell whether it's the same thickness. In simple terms, will the '15 book fit in my '14 cover? Thanks!
They’re the same thickness, and books are always designed to fit covers from subsequent years ♪
You can merge it to your current order if you placed one, but that means your entire order won’t ship until the last item is ready—and that means late November once the Onett cover is available. The planner book doesn’t technically start until December 24th, so that’s up to you if you want to place a separate order for the cover!
i am so lost on how to order! this is my first time ordering and i really want the new hoonichi planners ... can you direct me to how to add it to the cart? (i live in america if that makes a difference..)
Hi there! A quick question about the 2015 Hobonichi: what is the starting/ending date for the planner? I'm just confused because orders are already starting, so I didn't know if the planner starts early as well. Thank you! :)
The daily pages are January 1st to December 31st, 2015, but the 2-day-per-page sections leading up to it/after it are December 24-31st, 2014 and January 1-16th, 2016.
Hiya, this probably sounds really stupid but how do I actually buy the planners at the store? I saw that they're available for sale but I cant see any "add to cart/buy" etc when I'm looking at the products. Or is there a 'how to buy' guide available? Sorry for being silly.
They’re not actually available for sale yet. The store is up for preview right now, but sales start exactly 10 hours from now.
The store will open August 31st, 7 PM PDT, 10 PM ET, and Sept 1st 2 AM GMT, 11 AM Japan time. :)
I'm confused - what's the difference between the Hobonichi Weekly Calendar and Hobonichi Weeks aside from price and size?
The Hobonichi Weekly Calendar is just a supplement to the Hobonichi Techo daily planner, although you could use it by itself. It’s very small and fits into the pocket of the techo cover. It comes one week to a two-page spread, and has no other calendars other than this. (pictured right)
Hobonichi Weeks is a whole book by itself, the weekly version of the Hobonichi Techo—that is, weekly instead of daily. So unlike the little weekly booklet, this also has same Yearly Index section the Hobonichi Techo does, as well as the monthly calendars, and the quotes at the bottom of the page. The two of these are both in Japanese, but the Weeks might be a little harder to use in English since there’s less English labeling in it. (pictured left)
So if you’d like to use your planner in English with a weekly-calendar add-on, I recommend the Hobonichi Weekly Calendar in addition to the Hobonichi Planner.
If you only want a weekly planner and don’t want daily pages, I recommend the Weeks. Unfortunately the Weeks has to be added to your cart in Japanese here after the store opens a day from now, but you’ll be able to switch your cart to English immediately and continue to check out in English.
hi there, i just stumbled on the Hobonichi planner which really catches my eyes. i would like to ask if im able to purchase it online now? or do i have to wait for october or so? i'm unable to select anything to the shopping cart. Between A5/A6 which would be a better choice? Love Ade
Hi! Good timing, sales officially begin tomorrow, August 31st 7 PM PDT/Sept 1st 2 AM GMT/11 AM Japan time. :) The A5 Cousin is double the size of the A6 Hobonichi Planner, so it’s heavier, but there’s more room to write. And the Cousin is Japanese only, but easy to use for English speakers. The A6 Hobonichi Planner is the English one, and it’s light and easy to carry everywhere with you. Here are some more reviews to help you decide:
Hi. Are some of those covers really $300+? What makes them even remotely worth that? The simple black one is 15,120 yen which is $145 which seems insane. Are those prices misprints? I see that there are some for $25 - $45. Maybe an extra zero was added?
Hobonichi partners with a lot of high-end designers, so they’re offering luxury brands to many kinds of customers around the world. They also make sure to include more affordable options in the lineup because the Hobonichi Techo is meant to appeal to everyone-everyone. (If you look up other Henry Cuir products, for instance, you’ll see that all their brand-name products are expensive luxury items.)
So the affordable Colors covers, for example, are all Hobonichi original products, which is why they cost less. The prices start going up when they’re not covers designed by Hobonichi, but partnerships with other companies like ARTS&SCIENCE who are basically offering their designer product through the Hobonichi Store for use with Hobonichi’s book.
Tomorrow’s a big day!! The Hobonichi Store is pre-opening to give customers a chance to browse the store and get familiar with the layout and all the products before the sales begin on August 31st (Sept. 1st in Japan). Tomorrow at 7 PM PDT (2 AM GMT) you will be able to see what the all-new 2015-edition Hobonichi Store looks like. Things to remember… [see link for more information]
I'm new to the Hobonichi thing, but after looking at last year's covers compared to this year's covers, it seems like there are fewer solid color variations this year. Is the current lineup likely to be all that there is for 2015, or will there be additional releases?
This is basically all of the lineup; the only addition happens in the spring (around February if I remember correctly) when a new Spring edition cover is added to the lineup. (Last year it was the Windows of Mykonos cover.)