“Time, people, and well-wishes might pass you up as you make your way forward, but that’s OK. Just keep walking with your head up; you’ll meet them all at the end of the road.”
Quote from the green 2015 Hobonichi Techo box.


ericalamity asked:

Warnings: The pages are thin. This has advantages, but I'd recommend getting zebra mildliners [for highlighting if you want] and very fine point pens. I use 0.5 or smaller generally. Also, the english website is still pretty fresh, so if you're planning to get the cover for it, do so as soon as you can. Once they run out, that's it til the next round of product next year.



ericalamity asked:

It wouldn't let me respond to the post, but I have a Hobonichi Techo and I positively adore it. The size is perfect for me. I do have very small handwriting, but the pages are gridded so all may enjoy. There's plenty of space for drawing and whatnot since there are monthly and daily sections, and there are interesting quotes on each page. A friend of mine saw me with it, and he's planning on getting one for this coming year.



vicedreams asked:

@Anon I just received my hobonichi in the mail today. I've been forever looking for the perfect planner and i do believe that I have found the right one. I use a filofax for work but I believe that the hobonichi is much more of a life/personal planner. Tumblr blogs such as hobonichilove and thehobonichi have examples of how it's used and people get quite creative! there are many different covers you can buy as well to suit your notebook :)


meatfart said: Are there Yearly Index or Index-like pages available for download on the website via that Extras kinda section?

There aren’t any downloadable duplicates of the index page yet, actually. (A copying machine might do the trick since the book binding opens flat, but I haven’t tried yet.) Here’s a link to the other pages available for free download/printing. Also for the record, I personally don’t mind taping in extra pages via printer paper since I’m constantly taping in random things on/between my pages anyway. I’ve heard of someone that managed to print on separately-ordered Tomoe River paper, which sounds a little scary to me because it’s so thin, but I suppose it could theoretically be an option if you had an agreeable printer. :)

Hobonichi Techo Guide


I thought a review/general guide for the Hobonichi Techo was in order, as by the look of my blog I clearly love using it, and I wanted to review all the ‘features’ of the journal, so anyone considering getting one could weigh up the options!

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littlemiss-smiley asked:

Can you please explain to me how to buy a hobonichi I'm very confused 😂



I know they’re not very clear on the website! You need to buy the black hobonichi book, then also chose a cover separately. You won’t automatically get the diary included if you just buy a cover. I have the skyfull blue mix cover (http://www.1101.com/store/techo/2014/planner/detail_cover/c_mp_skyfulblue.html), so I added that to my basket, then I also added the black book after (http://www.1101.com/store/techo/2015/planner/index.html). Hope this helped! :D x


crosswitch asked:

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.



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!


Orders open for the 2015 Hobonichi Techo on Sundaaaay!

I started using these last year when the English ones started coming out, and I love it.  The first year was an experiment, and I almost didn’t get one last year.  With a cover, they’re ridiculously expensive, but I did keep up with it all through 2013.  Now I don’t mind the expense, because I use it so much for work that I’d lose my shit without it.

But they always have such a nice selection of covers.  I love that you can pay anywhere between $13 and, if I’m not mistaken, $443.  I want to see the ballin’ businessman rolling around with $470 worth of arty daily planner.

So!  Here are the covers that caught my eye.  The bottom one is a new, and very cheap, silicon cover.  I can vet that Japanese silicon accessories are bizarrely tough and very easy to clean.  I’ve been using a p&g design wallet most of the year, and it’s indestructible.  So this would be super-durable, but I tend to stuff my cover with things (flags, sticky tabs, a special techo calculator, tiny scissors, stamps, two different wee notebooks, and the photo wallet), so this doesn’t have enough pockets, and I need the butterfly closure to keep it closed. Especially after 6+ months of stuffing business cards and notes between the pages.

2nd from bottom is faux rabbit fur.  I was tempted by the zipper designs last year, and I suspect this would be a smidge more roomy, which I need.  But not only would I creep out everyone who saw it, I suspect this would be soiled within weeks.  And the zipper might be cumbersome.  I like flipping mine open fast.

3rd from bottom is the Onett cover, which comes with a Mr. Saturn pencilboard.  This is probably what most people will get.  Admittedly, it’s cool.  Again though, I use this a lot for work, and that’s not very professional.

The cat one has high creep points.  I’m torn whether, for work, that would be considered too childish, or so creepy that nobody would comment.  The designer name on the front might be its undoing for me, though.

2nd from top is the World Textile series cover.  I did this my first year, and loved it.  It has the outside pocket,  which is where I keep my blank paper pad.  This also has a similar color scheme to the 2013 cover I used.  But… it’s not embroidered.

#1 is embroidered though, and by pure accident, I wound up with that style for ‘13 and ‘14.  It’s so luxurious, I don’t know that I could change, and if I did it would need to be very different.  I’m torn between whether I like or am ambivalent to that actual design, but it’s neutral enough that I could acceptably use it for work.  I’m bummed I can’t find something more colorful, since I’m using a delightful pink and yellow one this year.  By coincidence, this is also the same designer as the ‘14 cover I have, which is cool.  The big disadvantage here is that there’s no outside pocket (again, that’s where I keep my blank pages).  I’d need to get another cover-on-cover, since those have a slot for an outside pocket that I just cram the extra paper into.  The one I had is from ‘13 (annoyingly, they print the year on them), and is splitting at the seams.  A new one would also split pretty quick, since I overstuff this thing, but I need that extra pocket because I’m an addict.

I will take pictures of mine sometime soon.  It’s hard, since I don’t want people seeing my work stuff, which is mostly what I have in there.  But I accessorize it so well.  And I’m completely obsessed with it, honestly.

Full 2015-Edition Cover Lineup Preview Now Online

The full lineup is now available online! (Viewing only.) The site is currently only in Japanese but this will all be in English once the store goes live on August 31st, 7 PM PST.


Direct link to Onett cover

Direct link to full lineup

Guide to lineup:


BONUS: This is the Mr. Saturn pencilboard that comes with every MOTHER 2 cover. Now you can see Mr. Saturn’s font in Japanese!:

New 2015 Cover Lineup Sneak Peek

SPOILER ALERT: It’s a good year for the Hobonichi Techo.


See more sneak-peek covers here.

Full lineup reveal scheduled for Thursday evening in North America.

Introducing the New Two-Part Hobonichi Techo, avec

The Hobonichi Techo is available for the very first time in a two-part set with each book split into six months each. The books come in the A6 Original and A5 Cousin size and will only be available in Japanese. Everything is the same as the original full-year books, but now you can have a techo that’s lighter and easier to carry with you.

See here for full information.