After many years of customer requests for a plain notebook that feels just like the Hobonichi Techo, we’re happy to introduce this brand new item, called the Hobonichi Plain Notebook.
This A5 notebook has Tomoe River paper, opens completely flat, and contains graph paper divided into 4 colors. 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 3.7mm 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 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 slim notebook to keep by your side for filling with lots of writings or drawings.
** According to Hobonichi, the Tomoe River paper used in the 2023 planners and paper accessories is the same paper that was used in the 2022 planners and accessories. Starting in 2024 (on sale in September 2023), the Hobonichi planners will use the new Tomoe River paper. The Weeks planners will start with the new paper in 2025. A sample of the new paper is included with the 2023 Techo and Cousin planners. **