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Friday, December 1, 2023

2024 Diary First Impressions: Hobonichi A6 Almost Daily Notebook - Tomitaro Makino


Now that it's December, I thought I would write about the diary I'm planning to use for 2024. 

I haven't used a Hobonichi with quite a few years but these botanical illustrations by Tomitaro Makino are so pretty, I decided to give it a go again. 

I purchased the Japanese A6 version, it's a semi hard cover and comes with a pencil board with a pen holder, a Hobonichi brochure and a card with information about the illustrator. 

Since I last used hobonichi, they've made a few changes, the most important being thicker paper. 
I had a few issues with the paper being too thin last time so I'm looking forward to seeing if this improvement makes the Hobonichi a better notebook. 

The inside layout is very similar to previous iterations of the Hobonichi, but the paper definitely feels thicker. 

It's January start so no writing yet but let me know in the comments if you'd like a longer review. 

First impressions wise: 

I don't remember this spine coloring but it's very helpful! 
I wished the cover was a bit more hard cover than semi hard cover but I understand that contributes to weight. 
The illustrations are so pretty, I might have to put a plastic cover over it. 
and finally, I love the addition of clear pencil board, it's simple and pretty. 

I'm very excited to start using this notebook, what about you? 
What's your 2024 diary? 


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