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Hobonichi – Pencil Board | Hiroko Kubota


These pencil boards were designed using artwork by Hiroko Kubota previously featured in the Hobonichi Techo lineup.

The A6 size is called Aurora Duty. This illustration was used for the English edition exclusive Weeks design and the Hobonichi Paper(s) in the Hobonichi Techo 2023 lineup. It shows a polar bear “on duty” to draw an aurora across the sky.

The A5 size features Count the Lights, a popular design in the Hobonichi Techo 2022 lineup. It depicts a sky deep in a sunset during that magical time when the sun is just about to disappear for the day. The back shows how the town sparkles like stained glass up close, almost looking like a textile.

The illustration for the Weeks size features this year’s cover titled Twinkle-shells. The train running across the sky and the stars in the shape of seashells create a dream-like view with a sense of quietness.

One side is labeled with millimetres to act as a metric ruler, and a “Today” tab on the corner marks the current page if you’d like to use it as a bookmark as well.


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In 1998 popular Japanese Essayist and Copywriter (and sometimes game designer) Shigesato Itoi started a website Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun – The Almost Daily Itoi Newspaper. He posted blog posts, articles, essays and interviews almost everyday, and the website soon grew in popularity, and is currently the most visited personal website in Japan. In 2001...