Planner Review: Hobonichi Cousin!

What’s up Planner Peeps?!

Today I am SO EXCITED to share with you this incredibly popular planner, The Hobonichi Techo! This planner has sold millions of copies and is the go-to planner for Japan, where it was created.

Fun fact! The creator of this planner, Shigesato Itoi, is also the voice actor of the father in My Neighbor Totoro (my ALL TIME favorite movie) and also created several popular video games such as Earthbound and Mother. What! I know! He’s totally a renaissance man.

The best features of this planner are the versatile layouts as it includes a monthly, weekly AND daily layout for you to use. The Tomoe River paper that is used provides incredible quality and very little bleed through. I even used some stamps and wrote in Sharpie and was very impressed. Most papers don’t stand up to such a test.

Even though it’s hardbound, it lays flat making it much, much easier to write in. A rare bonus for many hardbound planners!

I snagged mine off of eBay at the beginning of the summer, as they were nowhere to be found other than their official site. Shipping from Japan can take a while, but have no fear! I just checked and Amazon now has the 2018 editions in stock, yippee! 

I did a video walkthrough of it all here: https://youtu.be/9S135M7aEFA

As I mentioned in the video, I ended up getting really overwhelmed with all the possibilities of the different layouts it provided! I ended up gifting it to my husband who uses it for many things such as our budget and to keep track of his writing.

I’d love to hear what you think of this planner! Would it work for you or be too much like it was for me?!

Have a great week, everyone!

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