2023 Eri Shimatsuka: Hedelmapuu Set (ENG/A5/Jan Start/Mon Start)

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  • This set includes an A5 English-language Hobonichi Cousin and the A5 "Hedelmapuu" cover, designed by Eri Shimatsuka. 

    The English Cousin layout is the same as the Japanese edition, as it also contains a page per day, a yearly calendar, monthly calendar, yearly index, and the handy weekly diary where you can view a week at a glance to track your upcoming schedule. In anticipation of the English edition being used in various countries around the world, the calendars do not list holidays.

    This edition of the Cousin starts in January 2023.

    The planner features a format with a page devoted to each day. There’s lots of open space to plan the day ahead and enjoy recording your memories and activities. Think of the pages as containers for random ideas, with a clear record of the date. Paste magazine clippings, ticket stubs and photos to make the techo something completely unique ― your imagination is the only limit. Each spread features quotes specially selected from the book’s parent site, Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun, and translated into English.

    The weekly page is a special section only available in the Cousin edition. It contains one week per two-page spread, with 24-hour timetables labeled 0:00 to 24:00. Weekly layouts start with Monday.

    The Cousin is printed on Tomoe River paper. This thin, light paper is strong, resistant to bleeding, and allows ink to dispense smoothly across the paper — an ideal choice for a planner.

    180-degree lay-flat binding allows the planner to lay completely flat without having to hold it down.

    Sections added in the 2023 edition
    - My Favorite Things
    - How to Better Enjoy Conversation
    - Enjoy Learning at the Hobonichi School

    Sections removed since 2022 edition
    - Hobonichi Techo Usage Ideas
    - Stretches for Deep Sleep and Waking Up
    - Common Snacks around the World

    - National holidays are subject to change due to law revisions.

    More about the English-version Cousin

    The English-version Cousin does not include the seasonal compendium on the "Remember This" page.
    The bonus pages are as follows:
    - Timetable
    - Graph paper
    - My 100
    - My Favorite Things
    - How to Better Enjoy Conversation
    - Words to Remember
    - 365 Days Check-Off Sheet
    - Gifts
    - Addresses (for 8 people)
    - Personal Notes

    The cover included in this set features a design by the textile designer and illustrator Eri Shimatsuka, who lives in Finland.

    Her designs evoke the warm, gentle view toward nature that comes from spending everyday life amid Finland’s lush greenery. Hedelmäpuu is Finnish for “fruit tree,” and a fruit tree filled with fruits and nuts is the centerpiece of this design.

    The first thing that pops out on this design is the cute array of fruits in green, pink, and orange. The grapes and small tree nuts are also so filled out that they seem like they could fall off the tree at any moment. The effect is fun and lively, creating a cover that exudes the feeling of the life force of trees.

    The illustration is printed on a canvas fabric whose natural coloring evokes the gentleness of nature.