10 posts tagged hobonichi techo
How adorable is this Hobonichi Techo video? ⊟
This stop-motion animation is a million times adorable, produced by Tsuneo Goda, whose Domo-Kun character you might be familiar with. I love that even though Namaiki Volc ruined these pages with chocolate, he still managed to turn those smudges into an appropriate journal entry. That’s the nature of the Techo; anything goes.
Even though we’re already three months into 2014, you can still buy a Techo (and some stencils!) from 1101, the company headed by Earthbound/Mother series creator Shigesato Itoi. Make sure to get yourself a planner — and one of these special embroidered covers if you have the cash — before Japan increases its sales tax in April (and before 1101 closes the shop temporarily due to the increase later this month).
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!
You are going to watch this video, and after you watch it, you will buy a Hobonichi Techo planner ⊟
The 2014 edition of this diary/daily planner — brought to you by Earthbound/Mother series creator Shigesato Itoi’s company 1101 — is now available to purchase in English! You can even buy it through an English online shop now, instead of having to navigate a Japanese-language store.
Regular readers will remember that I loved the 2013 Hobonichi Techo so, so much. I already love the 2014 edition, after watching this video.
Make a Techo case out of card stock and a rubber band
This awesome idea/GIF comes from Zachary Reese, who didn’t feel like spending beaucoup bucks on a case for his Hobonichi Techo. I have to say, though, that having a case is still pretty useful for its built-in bookmark, pen holder, and pockets for accessories.
Okay, so the winners of our #tiny_techo contest!:
Many apologies for the delay on announcing our winners (we had to pass on a winner since we never heard back from him). And we wish we could have picked more winners — we received hundreds of entries from people sharing what they’d fill their diary with, many of them offering great ideas, but we only had two Techos to give away. :o(
If you’re still dying to get a Techo, it’s definitely worth buying one even in March, as I previously explained in our review. Plenty of our readers have reported buying one, and I haven’t seen any of them not praise the planner.
Reminder: Hobonichi Techo giveaway!
If you’re looking for creative ideas, check out some of the photos collected on Statigram with the Hobonichi Techo tag — that’s where I pulled the above photos from Mylittleoctopus and Yellow_elephant. And of course, there’s the Hobonichi Love Tumblr.
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.
Tiny Review: Hobonichi Techo 2013
It might seem odd for Tiny Cartridge to review a daily planner, but I’m always curious about anything Mother/Earthbound creator Shigesato Itoi is involved in, whether it’s his copywriting work, his appearances on Iron Chef as a judge, or even his free DSiWare app for tracking your health.
Plus, when I shared the news last month that Itoi’s company Hobonichi released its popular Japanese planner in English for the first time this year, many of you showed interest in importing a copy. Hobonichi was kind enough to send a Techo (planner) over for us to review, so now you get to hear why you should (or shouldn’t) buy the planner.
Need this: Planners from Itoi’s company
This is going to be the year, right? This is going to be the year when you finally get your shit together, when you get your life organized and make a mark on this world. This is your breakout year.
All you need are some GTD tools to make it happen, you tell yourself. And it just so happens that Hobonichi, the Japanese company headed by Mother/Earthbound series creator Shigesato Itoi produces a popular planner, and it’s now available in English.
The Hobonichi Planners are like a combination schedule book, diary, notebook, and scrapbook, and they are filled with eclectic quotes and “fun items of interest about Japan and countries around the world.” And come December 31, you can pop the book on your shelf, and pick up the next year’s planner, creating a multi-volume chronicle of your life.
The planners run for around $29, but the fancy leather covers cost $168 — that’s how they get ya. Shipping will set you back another $14 to $17, too. There are also fancy limited edition covers on the Japanese site, and some of them even let you slip in a custom design like the official Mother 3 jacket.
Lindsay Nelson, who helped translate the English edition, has put up some handy instructions for the ordering process.