Hobonichi Techo 2022 Planner A6 Hiroko Kubota: Count the Lights set

Hobonich Techo Planner 2022 set with cover "Hiroko Kubota:Count the Lights" (english)

The extremely thin Tomoe River paper with 52gsm enables a 448-page daily calendar with a handy thickness of only 14mm. The robust thread binding allows the calendar to be opened flat so that double-sided writing is not an issue. Despite the thin material, the Tomoe River paper is characterized by high opacity, which greatly minimizes the shining through on the back page. The paper is not just suitable for pencil and ballpoint pens, but also amazingly ink-compatible. The overall high quality ensures that the daily calendar can be archived for decades to come even after a year of continuous use and can therefore be browsed again and again.

With different monthly overviews, the calendar offers one page per day with sufficient space for appointments and notes. Please note that the planner is printed in English and the marked holidays apply only to Japan.

The cover made of high-quality polyester creates a robust feeling and reflects in a light glow. The two pen loops also serve as a lock to prevent accidental opening. The cover features also two bookmarks, one with a triangular and one with a square tag in the cover material, in order to differentiate the current position in the daily calendar and monthly calendar. In addition, the inside of the cover has several compartments and slots for cards and notes.

Information from the manufacturer:

This small, unassuming town has a horizon that stretches as far as the eye can see. It depicts a sky deep in a sunset during that magical time when the sun is just about to disappear for the day. Lights are starting to blink on in preparation for the looming night ahead. And among all that, there’s a fox watching the beautiful view from up above a telephone box.
Illustrator Hiroko Kubota drew this heart-warming artwork specially for the Hobonichi Techo cover.
The town sparkles like stained glass, the sky uses gradations of orange and purple, and the white moon is so small that it looks like it’s just floating around in the sky. All the views are so beautiful.
When you open the techo, you’ll still feel the charm of the cover illustration because the cover design is printed on the inner pocket.

This cover is mesmerizing with the way it blends the melancholy of a fading sunset with the warmth of daily life.

About Hiroko Kubota

Born in 1971. Currently resides in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Graduated from Setsu Mode Seminar and MJ Illustrations. Uses acrylic gouache etc., to draw landscapes, people, and animals. Also creates prints from time to time. Contributed to the cover art of the “Consultation Forest” (Nekonos) book.

148 x 105 x 14 mm
Number of pages
thread binding
Tomoe River 52gsm, acid-free
165 x 117 x 20 mm, Polyester (PE)
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