Hobonichi Notebook Who is it? A5

Hobonichi Notebook Keiko Shibata "Who is it?" grid

At 52g/sqm, the outermost thin Tomoe River paper makes it possible to produce a 288-page notebook with a handy thickness of only 10mm. The robust thread binding allows the calendar to be opened flat so that writing on both sides is not hindered. Tomoe River paper, despite its thinness, is characterized by high opacity, which greatly minimizes backside show-through. The paper is not only suitable for lead pencils and ballpoint pens, but also surprisingly well suited for ink. The overall high quality of workmanship ensures that the notebook can be archived and browsed again and again for decades to come, even after long periods of use.

The printing color changes every 72 pages - red, blue, green, purple. The notebook can be combined very well with the Hobonichi Techo Avec.

Information from the manufacturer:

After many years of customer requests for a plain notebook that feels just like the Hobonichi Techo, the Hobonichi Plain Notebook made an appearance from 2019. We added a cover design in collaboration with an artwork by picture book author and illustrator Keiko Shibata. “Who is it?” depicts cats noticing the sound of a guest that has come to their house and staring at the front door from the room door and even from outside the window. Are the cats in a welcoming mood, or are they trying to see if they can let the guest inside A unique scene from their daily life is rendered with a warm touch of oil pastel. The back cover is as red as the door, with Keiko Shibata’s autograph printed. The Tomoe River paper is the same thin, durable paper as that used in the Hobonichi Techo. This allows the 288-page book to stay at a mere 10mm thick, giving you plenty of room to fill to your heart’s content. The 3.7 millimeter graph paper is also the same as that of the Japanese-edition Hobonichi Techo Original. The color of the ink on the page changes every 72 pages (red / blue / green / purple), making it easy to split the book into several themes or use the colors as a way to more easily find old entries. The notebook size is the same as the A5 Cousin, which makes it compatible with any of the Cousin’s Hobonichi Techo covers. The cover is great for storing items like pens or sticky notes and provides a very convenient user experience. The notebook is also a great supplement to the Hobonichi Techo, or simply a smaller-size notebook to keep by your side for filling with lots of writings or drawings. We recommend matching them with a techo cover or Weeks featuring Shibata’s artwork.

210 x 148 x 10 mm
Number of pages
Tomoe River 52g/qm, acid-free, 3,7mm grid in changing colors
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