Hobonichi Techo Cousin A5 PYT: Tokyo in bloom/rabbits is a design created by Kamiya, who has previously worked internationally.
Kamiya created this design when stuck in Tokyo during the stay-at-home order for COVID quarantine. Losing that freedom brought Kamiya to create a design that focused on local flowers and pet shop rabbits that were on the path to the art studio, which provided a much-needed comfort.
The shaded gray background is dotted with evenly spaced polka dots. Among that is an intricate embroidered design containing stark black and sparkling silver threads.
Threads appear as fringes on the edge of the design from the way the material makes use of the back of the fabric. That gives the material the effect of blurred contours and a three-dimensional look that’s quite memorable.
The cover interior has a fun color combination with a beige card pocket and a larger pink pocket that opens wide. The mesh pocket has a deep pink hue that also gives a nice effect to the look.
This techo cover encompasses all of the charm of the PYT brand in a design that’s stylish and fresh in a way that will withstand other trends.
Do you want to know more about the planner inside?
Starting from this year, you are able to choose your favorite language for the 2023 planner included in this set. It comes in Japanese or English languages and you also find an image to see the differences.
The one-day-per-page in A5 size was created in response to customer requests for more space to fill with writing and clippings. The Cousin is perfect for collecting a great deal of information into a single book, using as a school notebook or parenting diary, or simply writing in larger letters. The larger size means this book is ideal for leaving in a single place at work or at home.
The Cousin also has an exclusive section: the popular “Weekly Pages” tracks a week in each two-page spread for easy planning.
The thin, light paper, called Tomoe River paper, is strong, resistant to bleeding, and allows ink to dispense smoothly across the paper, an ideal choice for a planner. A special stitch-binding allows the planner to lay completely flat without having to hold it down.
The daily planner starts from January 2023 and ends in December 2023.