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Last day to enter our Hobonichi Techo giveaway ⊟
Don’t forget to enter our contest to win a Hobonichi Techo 2014 planner, desk calendars featuring Earthbound/Mother series creator Shigesato Itoi’s dog, and Techo accessories!
Just think of all the awesome things you could do with a Techo — like Megan Baehr here, who is using her planner to plot out her graphic novel The Lore Keeper. Follow the Hobonichi Love Tumblr for more Techo ideas!
Want a Hobonichi Techo planner, a desk calendar filled with photos of Itoi’s dog, & other goodies? ⊟
We have several of those to give away, thanks to the kindness of 1101 — yes, that same company led by Shigesato Itoi, creator of the celebrated Earthbound / Mother series.
Here’s what we want to give you:
- The 2014 edition of the Hobonichi Planner we lauded to the ends of the Earth last year (seriously, best planner ever — WATCH THIS)
- Desk calendars featuring photos of Itoi’s super cute dog Bouillon (comes with a whiteboard marker you can use with the calendar)
- Techo covers (including the expensive leather Arts & Sciences cover), various stencil sets, these sticky things, and other accessories!
The contest is the same as last year: just post a reblog or leave a comment telling us what you’d do with your Hobonichi Techo and/or the calendar if you won them. Make sure to use your real email so we can contact you if you win. We’ll pick the best answers a week from now!
Animal Crossing 2014 diary ⊟
It’s not a Hobonichi Techoooooooo, but this lovely planner/”pocket diary” would be a nice way to organize your life in 2014. If, uh, you could get the Japanese Club Nintendo points together to buy it.
Hometown Story Diary: Day 2 ⊟
A few in-game days into my new life, I bailed on work to go wander the surprisingly huge village. I ran into townspeople around the town square, the beach, and the forest. Most didn’t have names, but Rachael the restauranteur and Steve the mayor’s son (who Pochica hates right away) stood out.
A pair of blacksmiths moved in and offered to let me sell their wares in my store, so now I can sell people fine metal goods. My shop, which all the visitors compliment for its excellent selection, usually sells stuff like ore, a hammer, a log, cheese, and a fashion magazine. All the groceries you need to live.
While I was out, I found some weird purple mushrooms in the forest. I put them on my shelves and people bought them right up. I hope they’re not poisonous, although I suppose I am stocking some kind of medicine as well.
I’m still not sure how I should pick my products, and how important it is for me to buy a variety of stock. I’m also not sure what the deal is with the living scarecrow.
Want a free Hobonichi Techo 2013 planner?
We’re giving away two free Techos to people who will fill them with fun stuff. For instance, Mochicogram decorated hers with Animal Crossing stickers and drawings of 3DS-playing bunnies, while Chaicube’s Techo features Style Savvy purikura.
Tell us what you’d fill your Techo with by reblogging, commenting, or tweeting (@tinycartridge, #tiny_techo). Contest ends Friday night!
This is one of many lovely quotes from Earthbound/Mother creator Shigesato Itoi featured in his company’s Hobonichi Techo 2013 planner, which we published a praising review for earlier this week.
Also published online earlier this week: a translated interview between Itoi and Sonya Park of Arts & Science, the company charged with localizing the popular planner. It not only provides insight on some design decisions behind the English edition, but also goes into the Techo’s origins and early challenges, as well as Itoi’s career switch from advertising to making/writing all the wonderful stuff he puts out now.