Hobonichi


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..

References

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

New arrival 4

My Hobonichi order for 2020 has arrived.

Hobonichi's Mother 2 leather cover box

It even comes with an official Nintendo Seal of Quality.

Hobonichi's Mother 2 leather cover box Nintendo Seal

So far I nearly always went with the A6 avec version (2 x 6 months) [1]Two years ago, I tried the A5 version for a change). This year, for the first time, I went with the English year-long version. I was surprised to see that time-wise only 12 noon is marked. Compared to the Japanese version this might be an opportunity to use two lines per hour of the day, i.e. allow more space for day-time and less for night-time. I’m looking forward to trying the new layout next year, but I will start using the new leather cover this year. I wonder whether it will age as nicely as Gunther’s [2]His cover in its 2014 state can be seen here. The 2019 state can be seen here.

Hobonichi's Mother 2 leather cover

References

References
1Two years ago, I tried the A5 version for a change
2His cover in its 2014 state can be seen here. The 2019 state can be seen here.

Not quite Handicraft with Bleistift IX – Labelling old Hobonichis 7

Work is keeping me very busy, but to prove I’m still around here’s a quick blog post, taken from the top of my pile of unfinished blog posts.

Just a quick look (not a proper Handicraft post) at how I label old Hobonichis, so that I can see the year from the Techo’s spines, i.e. without having to take them from the shelf.

I love Post-its on a roll. Not cheap, but very useful. Even though Post-its are supposed to be reusable I often use Post-it tape for permanent labelling. In this case I just used white tape and make sure the labels are all at the same height by applying the label on the new Techo when holding the previous year’s Techo next to the new one.

If it comes off you could prefold the tape to make sure there’s a proper 90 degree angle where the cover meets the spine and/or use longer tape so that it has more area to ‘grab’ the cover. I should add that to the blog post.