Desiring to start the year off organized, I eagerly purchased the Hobonichi Techo Planner. The Hobonichi Techo is a Japanese planner that has gained a worldwide fanbase since its creation in 2002. Some features I adore:
- Portable A6 size
- One day per page format
- Graph paper design
- Fountain pen friendly, bleed-resistant, strong wafer thin Tomoe River paper
- Thoughtful array of beautiful accessories
What follows is a quick overview and first impressions of the planner and additional accessories I just couldn’t resist. Stay tuned for an in-depth review once I’ve had some quality time with this little lovely.
An adorable booklet that comes with the Hobonichi illustrating the many ways people use this versatile planner/diary/art journal.
Loving the portable size and texture. The cover is quite sturdy and the rounded corners help prevent bent edges.
Excited to have a collection of these all lined up in chronological order!
Printed edges allow for quick flipping to current month.
Sundays are marked in red.
The thin Tomoe River paper allows a full page per day while still keeping the planner compact.
Pen clip accessory with my Lamy Safari fountain pen.
Pencil board you can slip in between pages to create a firmer writing surface. Also includes a ruler along one edge.
For some reason, perhaps its name, I had hoped that the pencil board would actually be a thin piece of wood. In reality its more like a thick piece of card-stock. Despite my initial disappointment, I’m finding the pencil board more useful than I anticipated.
You can also use the pencil board as a bookmark.
Three ribbon rivet bookmark.
How have I managed to miss these all this time? I’m an infamous dog-earer of page corners much to my husband’s horror. Book darts are kind of a cross between bookmarks and paperclips.
Book darts can be an awesome way to mark a specific line of text instead of highlighting or underlining.
Book darts are wonderfully thin and unobtrusive.
Hobonichi planners come with exclusive extras each year. This year I received a refillable 3 color ballpoint pen (which was quickly snatched up by my husband to use as his new work pen) and the “meal decider” dice below.
Welcome booklet that offers a brief history and quick guide to using your new planner.
I found the last two pages of the welcome guide, written by the Hobonichi Techo creator, especially meaningful.