Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun / Hobonichi Techo – “Almost Everyday”
So early this year I discovered this amazing little journal/diary/sketchbook/scrapbook. It’s called the Hobonichi Techo and I import it from Japan. Customs charges get you, £25 extra is how much they get you. Initially it irritated me but then I got over it; I use this journal every day so I’m getting my monies worth. Overall I paid about £85 for the journal, covers and accessories like pens and stencils.
The Hobonichi features the following:
–One page per day
-A6 Japanese paperback-size book
-Daily quotes translated into English
-High quality Tomoe River paper ideal for planners
Seriously, the choice of covers is amazing. Ranging from your basic plain coloured ones, to animals, to patterns and shapes, to designer artists, to leather and to the ONETT Mother 2 (EarthBound) Cover.
This year a special announcement was made: The ONETT Cover. I woke up at 3am on a Sunday night to try and purchase it on launch day. The website crashed and I was sad, the cover also sold out within minutes. The next day however, their Facebook page announced that they would be reprinting the cover and the ones who missed out could preorder it ready for the next shipment of November 2014.
Today I got home from work and I saw this yellow package in my room. I recognised the brand…it was like Christmas!
Another great feature I love – the fact that it’s closed with a pen and it can stretch out without damaging the cover or the book. Seriously, how great is that design?!
If you enjoy writing and love owning a personalised journal then I would truly recommend this to you. You might wince at the initial cost but to have such a little book with such nice paper and great binding is hard to come by.