This weekly-edition Hobonichi Techo is a compact book that’s easy to carry everywhere. The book is slim and roughly the size of a long wallet, making it easy to fit into a bag or suit pocket. The main layout of the book consists of a weekly calendar on the left page and blank graph paper on the right page. Each weekly spread also contains the characteristic Hobonichi quote in Japanese on the bottom of the page. Although slim at first glance, the book holds plenty of graph-ruled memo pages for note-taking at the end of the book.
The Bow & Tie series is covered with the same textured, shiny fabric used in neckties. The gloss and soft touch of the material makes this series stand out from other Weeks books.
Green seahorses are lined up on a navy background for this design. The charming seahorses that swim in the ocean have been created in detail through the weaves of the necktie material.
Hobonichi chose seahorses as a motif for this design as the year 2024 is the Year of the Dragon, and in Japan, the name “seahorse” literally translates to “child of a dragon.” Seahorses are known as a symbol of family happiness coming from their unique trait that the father gives birth. Among the seahorses you'll find those that are swimming by a coral or swimming as a family. The Weeks hardcover book has space for writing in plans or journal entries; the English version contains 73 pages of grid paper memo pages in the back. The back of the book contains informational pages, including An Interview with Myself and Seasonal Sweets to Make at Home.