This set has both the Makino Collection / Lily of the Valley cover and A5 Cousin book.
Makino Collection / Lily of the Valley
W: 162 x H: 228 x T: 20 mm / W: 6.4" x H: 9.0" x T: 0.8"
*Excluding pen holders
*Specifications may vary slightlyWeight Approx.
95 gMain material Exterior:
Cotton, linen, nylon, polyesterInterior:
Polyurethane Faux Leather
Takashi Makino curates Japan’s highest-quality textiles for the top brands across the world in fashion and sports. For four years his famous “Makino Collection” series was featured in popular Hobonichi Techo covers, from 2009 to 2012. The collection returns in the 2020 lineup, with covers featuring textiles recommended by Makino.
At the center of Lily of the Valley is a pale navy textile that blends cotton with linen. Woven into the fabric are images of cute Lily of the Valley flowers, as well as cloudlike puffs that give this cover a textured feel.
Look closely and you’ll see diagonal lines in the pattern. The techniques used to weave this fabric give it a sharp feel without losing its cute look.
This intricate fabric has textured elements, but these white puff-balls are not sewn into the textile afterwards — they’re included at the time of manufacturing. As long as you do not pull at the fabric too strongly, these spots will not fall off of the cover.
The cover interior is made with faux leather, and the material placed between this and the thin cover fabric gives the cover a soft feel.
With a field of blooming Lily of the Valley flowers at your side, you’ll always have something to put your mind at ease.A5 Cousin Book
Size A5 size W: 148 x H: 210 x T: 17 mm / W: 5.8" x H: 8.3" x T: 0.7"
*Actual book size may vary slightly
Weight Approx. 482g
Language Japanese (can be easily used without any Japanese knowledge)
Pages 544 Pages
Paper Type Thin, light Tomoe River paper resistant to bleeding and designed for planners.
Graph Paper Size 3.7 mm
*Monthly pages are 3.45 mm
Yearly Calendar 2019, 2020, 2021
Yearly Index Jan. 2020 - Dec. 2020 (4 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.
*All daily pages include daily quotes.
Daily Quotes One per day (Japanese)
Weekly Pages Dec. 30, 2019 - Jan. 3, 2021 (106 pages)
Memo Pages 5 pages
Informational Pages Time Table / Graph Paper / Favorites / My 100 / Enjoy Your Techo with Letter Art / Change Your Daily Perspective / World History in the Scale of a Single Year / Solar Terms / Emergency Preparedness / Gifts / Conversion Chart / Useful Links / Age Table / Addresses (for 8 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 and weekly pages only include full and new moon)
The one-page-per-day A5 size Cousin in Japanese was created in response to customer requests for a Hobonichi Techo with more space to fill with writing and clippings. The various calendars and pages are great not only for writing down your plans for the day, but for doodling, pasting event tickets, using as a normal notebook for work or school, and filling in pages with any whims that come to mind.
The Cousin is popular for use as a family notebook, tracking the growth of children and pasting in pictures to create a family album or sharing pages among family members. It’s also frequently used as a planner that is always kept on a desktop or table rather than carrying around.
The book contains many useful calendars and schedule-tracking tools, such as the yearly calendar, monthly calendar, and yearly index page. The Cousin also has an exclusive section: the popular weekly pages track a week in each two-page spread for easy planning and contain a handy time schedule.
The back of the book includes a wide variety of useful and informational pages, such as an address book and a page for drawing out a custom graph.
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 Japanese.
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.