2024 Hiroko Kubota: Hobonichi Pencil Board

Hobonichi started as a lifestyle website “Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun,” [Almost Daily Itoi Newspaper] in 1998 featuring “almost-daily” essays by founder and editor-in-chief, Shigesato Itoi, who is well known for other ventures including game design and songwriting. In 2001, the Hobonichi Techo [planner] was launched after positive response from readers when asked if they would purchase a techo by the brand if developed. Since then, the Hobonichi lineup has grown from 1 to 7 types, with some being available in Japanese, English, and Chinese, and has sold over 10 million copies over the world.


  • Pencil boards are laid underneath the page you are writing on, giving you a smooth and firm surface.
  • This pencil board is available for the Hobonichi Techo Planners in sizes Original A6, Cousin A5 and Weeks
  • Made of plastic
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