Hobonichi Techo Weeks - Hiroshi Hatano: Spring Day - 2021 January Start

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Hobonichi Techo Weeks - Hiroshi Hatano: Spring Day - 2021 January Start

Photographer Hiroshi Hatano’s picture provides a youthful and refreshing cover for this Weeks book.

Spring Day is a photograph that was featured as the key visuals for Hatano’s exhibition held in February 2020.

“Trying to explain one of my photographs in detail is really embarrassing,” Hatano told us, but he was able to give us this background information.

It was a year ago when I took this picture, on a sunny Sunday afternoon. We were at the penguin pool at the zoo, I think—or maybe it was beavers.

The cherry blossoms began to fall, and the petals collected on the pool’s surface, casting shadows underneath.

I’d always focused on the petals themselves—never on their shadows. Their blurry outlines dotting the image was gorgeous, like silhouette art.

It’s fun to discover new things by changing your perspective, or focusing on the big picture.


The cover is printed with a glossy PP treatment to make the details in the photo as crisp and beautiful as possible.

The cover is foil-pressed in silver, with 2021 on the front and the Hobonichi logo and ©Hatano Hiroshi on the back.

When you order this Hobonichi Techo Weeks, you’ll receive a clear, adhesive corner pocket you can stick anywhere you like.

Notebook Details:

  • Japanese text
  • 240 pages
  • Stitch Binding
  • Tomoe River paper (bleed and feather resistant)
  • 3.55 mm grid in subtle color
  • Yearly calendar: 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Daily Quotes: One per week (Japanese)
  • Weekly Calendar: Nov. 30, 2020 - Jan. 2, 2022 (114 pages)
    *All weekly pages include quotes.
  • Graph paper - 71 pages
  • Informational pages include: Shorthand Note-Taking / Graph Paper / Using Common Items to Measure Size / My 100 / Solar Terms / Weather Terms for your Techo / Basic Posture Techniques / Emergency Preparedness / Age Table / Conversion Chart / Getting the most of Hobonichi / Contact List / Personal Notes
  • Listed information: Week of the year / Rokuyo (traditional Japanese calendar) / Solar terms / Japanese holidays / Moon phase (weekly pages include every phase, monthly calendars only include full and new moon)

    *The 2021 Weeks book is produced based on information as of April 2020. Holidays may be subject to change.

Size - W: 95 x H: 186 x T: 10 mm / W: 3.7" x H: 7.3" x T: 0.4"
*Specifications may vary slightly