Hobonichi Techo 2024

Arrived today: my Hoboichi Techo for 2024.

I used to order my Techos from the Hobonichi store in Japan, but now that I live in Germany and only need the notebook itself, it turned out much cheaper to order it from PenStore.nl. Of course you don’t get the gimmicks that come with the Techo: a 3-colour uni Jetstream pen and this year also a little bag, but postage from Japan would have been about as much as the Techo itself.

It’s nice to be able to easily order from continental Europe again. Since Brexit I missed out on a few nice stationery items that were either too expensive to get into the UK or were not available in the UK.

I wonder what other stores I’ll discover that I missed out on so far. Unfortunately it’s now more expensive to order from nice UK shops like The Pen Company, Pen Heaven, Write Here and CultPens. Some of them pay duties and taxes for you, for others you have to pay via the delivery company, so you don’t know in advance how much it will cost…

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Hobonichi Techo 2023

New arrival from Japan: my wife’s day-free Techo and my One Piece Techo (I missed out on the One Piece pre-order, so so could only order it on 1st October). The parcel took less than two weeks to arrive.

His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs must be pretty busy. Since Brexit many parcels I receive are not getting checked, so for this year’s Techo I was not asked to pay any fees.

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Spring is coming

Dorami-chan cover (Image © Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun)

Spring is coming – and it turns out there’s not only a special Spring version of the Hobonichi notebook (the Spring version starts in April), there are also special Spring Hobonichi covers [1]I saw two, but maybe there are more, officially only available now. Well, officially they are only available in Spring, but I guess in reality they are available until they are sold out.
Hobonichi seems to be going from strength to strength, expanding their line a bit more every year [2]…not sure whether the Spring edition is new, but it is certainly new to me..


1 I saw two, but maybe there are more
2 …not sure whether the Spring edition is new, but it is certainly new to me.

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Hobonichi 2021

The Hobonichi countdown has begun. If you missed the preview calendar so far it might be worth having a look from tomorrow, when the new lineup will be introduced.

Image © Hobonichi

You can find the preview calendar at https://www.1101.com/store/techo/en/magazine/2021/y21/

I believe that the use of the screenshot, taken from the Hobonichi website, falls under “fair dealing” as described by the UK Copyright service

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