2024 Hobonichi A6 Plain Notebook - Tomitaro Makino: Yamazakura


After many years of customer requests for a plain notebook that feels just like the Hobonichi Techo, the Hobonichi Plain Notebook made an appearance in 2019. For its fourth year, a Plain Notebook with a decorated cover joins the lineup.

Yamazakura was designed by Dr. Tomitaro Makino. A specialist in plant taxonomy, he was known as a pioneer in Japanese Botany and collected some 400,000 specimens during his lifetime.

This notebook has Tomoe River paper, opens completely flat, and contains graph paper divided into 4 colors.

The Tomoe River paper is the same thin, durable paper that is used in the Hobonichi Techo. This allows the 288-page book to stay at a mere 10mm thick, giving you plenty of room to fill to your heart’s content.

The 3.7 millimeter graph paper is also the same as that of the Japanese-edition Hobonichi Techo Original. The color of the ink on the page changes every 72 pages (red / blue / green / purple), making it easy to split the book into several themes or use the colors as a way to more easily find old entries.

The notebook size is the same as the A5 Cousin, which makes it compatible with any of the Cousin’s Hobonichi Techo covers. You can also buy several notebooks and establish a single theme to keep across each book.

This notebook is also a great supplement to the Hobonichi Techo, or simply a slim notebook to keep by your side for filling with lots of writings or drawings.

Size: A6 -  W105mm x H148mm x D8 mm
Pages:  240 - 60 pages each of:  red, blue, green and purple 3.7mm graph paper