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Unboxing of my Hobonichi Planner 2014

Straight from Japan, my 2014 Hobonichi planner arrived a few months back. I was so excited to finally receive this as this planner had been on my wishlist since last year. Now that the English version was produced, there was no reason for me not to get it.

I purchased this Vintage Flower cover for the planner which has many little pockets inside. I like pockets. It helps add to my paper hoarding.

The two loops on the side also allows the cover to close when the pen is slipped through. 
The cover I ordered came with this plastic protective sleeve, which I thought was nice being that the yellow cover is a fabric-like texture. With me taking this and placing it down everywhere, the sleeve will be extremely helpful in keeping my journal clean and a little more long lasting. The sleeve goes on and comes off with ease too. I barely noticed that there was a hidden back pocket on this. It was like unraveling another surprise. The pocket is thin, but can be used to stick notes, paper, receipts, or maybe some photos, which I thought was pretty neat.   

Now it's time to transfer everything into this new planner of mine. I can't wait to start putting it to use. If you're on the search for a new everyday journal, diary or planner, maybe this is one to consider. I purchased mine here, and got the cover here, or you can find other styles that may appeal to you on the same website.

If you follow me on Instagram, @seaweedkisses, you can find this flip-through video I did on the journal recently. Check out this cute promotional video of the Hobonichi planner that can help spark up some journaling ideas. And here are some inspirational pictures of the techo for the Tumblr and Flickr users.

With the new year coming, what notebook do you plan on switching to, or reusing? I'd love to hear what your new 2014 journal of choice will be!


  1. love! i appreciate google calendar and other online schedules and planners but there is just something about hand written organizers that are just soothing. perhaps i'll go back to it next year :)

    1. Yes, I totally agree. Even though I carry around my smartphone everywhere I go, I still heavily rely on my paper organizer. It seems more "solid" to me.

  2. Okay then. Now I know what planner I'm going to get for 2015! I already have my Korean diary for 2014, but this is fabulous! I can switch from my normal Korean diaries to this Japanese Techo. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, and for sharing the links on where to buy!

    1. You know what? I still bought a Korean diary. haha. I figured I'd use the Korean one for daily tasks and to-do lists, and this Techo will be used for anything eventful such as birthdays, trips, new tried restaurants, etc.

  3. Michelle, you have made me desperate for a Hobonichi planner - however, I can't justify it till next year! I wish I could try working with more than one planners. Or ideas on what to use a Hobonichi for. Hello new blog post idea! ;D

  4. AnonymousMay 26, 2014

    Very nice planner!


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