• 【Dot notes】 2021 version will have 18 pages of graph paper where you can freely jot down your ideas and drawings.
  • 【List of important contacts】 From the most frequently used or emergency contacts, this section allows you to note your 7 most important contact information.
  • 【Size chart】 A list of clothes, shoes, hats and ring sizes to facilitate the comparison between different measurements in Japan, US, UK and EU.
  • 【Unit conversion chart】 A conversion chart of common units used in Japan and overseas. The page also features a ruler in inch and cm.
  • 【My 100】 A section where you can use the hundred entries to freely write about what you want to do this year, books that you read and movies that you watched.
  • 【Japanese Bread Culture】 Explanations of common types of Japanese bread with illustrations.
  • 【Personal Notes】 A page where you can put all your personal information such as name, birthday, address and phone numbers. Please be careful upon writing confidential or information which needs to be handled with care.

Hobonichi Techo Planner 2021

2021 version of will be available at ARTS&SCIENCE stores from September 1st, 2020.

This year marks the ninth anniversary for Hobonichi Techo Planner. Hobonichi Techo Planner is the English version of “Hobonichi Techo”. It was realized by Sonya Park, the director of ARTS&SCIENCE, in 2013 after two years of development and it inherits the qualities of the original Japanese version. The surface of the matted clothbound cover is adorned with embossed gold characters “手帳 (meaning planner in Japanese)” for an elegant and stylish allure. The planner which is loved by many can be enjoyed regardless of the user’s nationalities.

Common attributes to the Japanese edition

Japanese paper back size in page-per-day format. / English translation of “Hibi no Kotoba (daily quotes)”. / Use of “Tomoe River” paper, known as the perfect match for planners. / Made from sewn binding to allow a fully flat opening.

Extra section

At the end of the planner, we have a section for extra information featuring different cultural themes in Japan and abroad.

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ARTS&SCIENCE Original Planner Cover

We are announcing our annual release of the Hobonichi Techo Planner Covers exclusive to A&S. The cover is a classic design accented with a metal mortise lock.
A&S flagship shops will offer two exclusive basic colors, black and brown. We have also pursued the functional aspects, focusing on the usability of the tabs for easy opening and closing, the inner card slots, the pen holder and the back pocket. The material is Italian Kip leather. The leather is supple and has a fine texture, with a natural finish of vegetable tannins. As the cover is used every day, you can enjoy the gradual secular change in expression.

〈Personalization Service〉 is available to all customers who purchased the planner cover at A&S stores. The service allows you to have your initial (or any other letters) stamped or embossed in gold.


Hobonichi Store Limited Planner Cover

We have prepared our annual Planner Cover for the Hobonichi Store. The material is a rare tanned Indian goat leather. In order to bring out the texture of the goat, the leather is finished using a Japanese advanced processing method giving the cover the most natural look. Each piece of leather has its own character, and you can enjoy the cover’s rich secular changes over time.

The limited Planner Covers for Hobonichi Store will be sold at the Hobonichi Store from 9/3 (Thurs.). For details, please refer here <Olive greenPurple blue>.
(Hobonichi Store Limited Planner Covers are not available at A&S stores).