cover only: Hobonichi Techo Izumi Shiokawa: Polar Bear (A6)

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A cute polar bear drawn by illustrator Izumi Shiokawa is the star of this techo cover.

The illustration was first featured in a polar bear exhibit hosted in 2021 at Hobo Nichoyobi, Hobonichi’s event space.

The soft lines of Shiokawa’s drawings make for a design that feels incredibly gentle as she depicts two young polar bear cubs being held by their mother, and an illustration of a cub walking slowly.

The cotton-based fabric of the cover was chosen for its resemblance to the coloring of polar bears. Silkscreen printing was used to transfer the artwork in a blue-tinted dark gray ink, creating a print that feels glossy and textured.

The back of the includes an illustration of a polar bear cub strolling casually.

The interior pocket shows an innocent polar bear cub sprawled out to make you smile every time you open your techo.

The bookmarks are shiny, thin satin ribbons with diagonally cut tips and a bright red that really pops against the cotton.

The design is simple but so adorable thanks to the charm of Shiokawa’s illustration that it will capture your heart.

Japanese calendar for the year 2023 with very thin and unique Tomoe River paper in English. Due to the thread-sewn binding the calendar will lay flat, allowing effortless writing on both sides.
After different monthly overviews, the calendar offers one page per day with sufficient space to write down appointments and notes. Thanks to the thinness of the paper, the calendar stays "slim" and flexible despite consisting of many pages.

148 x 105 x 14 mm
Page count
stitch binding
Tomoe River 52g/qm, acid free
empty pages (2 pages)
yearly overview 2023, 2024
yearly overview 2022, 2023, 2024 (8 pages)
yearly planner  Dec 2022, March 2024 (32 pages)
Daily journal 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023 (378 pages) one day/page, 4mm grid, day of the year, week of the year, moon phase
empty page for each monthly first day
citation on each double page for the day in Japanese
memo (15 pages)
informational pages for important contacts, intenationals standards, conversion table, My 100, japanese holidays, personal notes
country of origin
€55.00 *