This set has both the Search & Collect cover and A5 Cousin book.Search & Collect
A5 size 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.
165 gMain material
The more you write in your techo, the more of your life it contains. We’ve created a cover that’s meant to last a long time and protect this precious book.
The brass button shining in the center of this cover is by button and jewelry specialty shop CO-, which handles everything from antiques to modern items. They’ve specially created these buttons for the Hobonichi Techo cover by reprinting antique buttons originally made in England.
Etched into the button is an old symbol of good luck, the honey bee, and a dainty flower.
▲This is how the button appears after continued usage. Each button will wear differently than the next.
The button starts out bright and shiny, and gradually darkens and dulls over time for that classic brass look you can enjoy while your cover matures alongside you.
There are two button snaps so the cover can accommodate your techo’s growing thickness if you paste in items like photographs and ticket stubs.
The pen hook is designed to hold a pen by its clip.
The herringbone material is made with wool tweed. The complex blue-gray color scheme gives the cover a high-end and eloquent feel.
Just as a honey bee seeks and collects nectar, so you should seek out all of life’s joys and gather them into your techo.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.