This set has both the Daisuke Soshiki / Blink cover and A6 Planner book.
Daisuke Soshiki / Blink
W: 117 x H: 165 x T: 20 mm / W: 4.6" x H: 6.5" x T: 0.8"
*Excluding pen holders
*Specifications may vary slightlyWeight Approx.
85 gMain material
Popular illustrator Daisuke Soshiki created the original artwork featured on this printed cover with oil pastels and colored pencils for a warm touch.
Soshiki named this cover Blink (Mabataki in Japanese), after the way the bears stare directly at the user.
Two bears, perhaps a mother and child, peek this way from within a grove of pine trees. The white tree trunks, and the foliage in various shades of green, frame the bright yellow fur of the bears.
The cover interior matches the bears. There’s also a bear on the pocket that will bring a smile to your face.
Enjoy each precious moment in your life alongside these two special bears.A6 Planner Book in English
A6 size = W: 105 x H: 148 x T: 14 mm / W: 4.1" x H: 5.9" x T: 0.6"Weight Approx.
Thin, light Tomoe River paper resistant to bleeding and designed for planners.
Graph Paper Size 4 mm
Yearly Calendar 2020, 2021
Yearly Index Dec. 2019 - Mar. 2021 (8 pages)
Monthly Calendar Dec. 2019 - Mar. 2021 (32 pages)
Daily 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.
Daily Quotes One quote per two-page spread (English)
Weekly Pages Not included
Memo Pages 15 pages
Informational Pages Important Contacts / International Size Charts / Conversion Table / My 100 / Local Festivals in Japan / The Japanese Bento / Personal Notes
Listed Information 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)
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.