Hobonichi 2024 A5 Planner Cover [Yumi Kitagishi Little Gifts]

£38.00

*This product is shipping from Tuesday 6th February 2024. Any orders which contain this product will ship at the same and not before this date.

Illustrator Yumi Kitagishi is popular both in and out of Japan, and now you can get her illustrations on a techo cover.

The world in Kitagishi’s acrylic gouache paintings evoke warm, nostalgic feelings reminiscent of childhood days spent gazing at picture books.

The artwork on this cover is called 'Little Gifts', and is filled with over 80 carefully drawn items with various themes. These include not only imaginary items, but many that Kitagishi has actually bought or received and cherishes. You can find all kinds of sparkling treasures across the design, including a seal snow globe, a clasp pouch with a face, a cat stamp, and a rose tea bag.

The themes pictured on the cover are the kind that could tickle a girl’s fancy, but the black background gives the overall design a mature look that really brings it together.



Look closely and you can see the overlap of paint colours and precise brush strokes that reflect Kitagishi’s art style.



The cover interior is a dull shade of mint green. The pockets are also covered in illustrations.



The interior left pocket contains a cat-shaped brand card. It looks cute peeking out from the pocket, so you could even leave the card in so you have something to look forward to every time you open your cover.



The pink and pale yellow bookmarks provide a nice accent to the cover design. The bookmarks are simplified by leaving off the charms.



Kitagishi’s illustrated designs are also featured on folder sets, Hobonichi Paper(s), and Deco Rush products. Feel free to use them together as a set.



Changes in 2024

The A5 planner cover is no longer sold as a set to include the planner. From 2024, you will now have the option of buying a planner to fit your cover of choice, separately. The A5 cover fits the Cousin book. Please see our range of Hobonichi planners, here. 

Specifics of the A5 Cover

  1. Butterfly-stopper
    This is the name for the pen holders that are on either side of the cover. By closing the techo cover and putting a pen through both pen holders, it acts as a hinge and holds the cover shut, preventing the pages from crumpling.


  2. Various pockets
    The Hobonichi Techo cover comes with lots of pockets both on the inside and outside. There are various shapes and sizes, from those in which you can store small cards to those that can fit larger postcards.




  3. Two bookmarks
    The covers come with two bookmarks with triangular and rectangular charms on the ends (the shape of the charms may differ depending on the cover). It’s useful to use each bookmark to mark different pages, for example using one for the monthly calendar and one for the daily pages.

Good to know

  • This cover does not include a planner
  • Cover is made using high quality polyester 
  • Butterfly-stopper pen holder
  • Includes two bookmarks
  • H: 228 x W: 337 x T: 3 mm (fits Cousin)

*This product is shipping from Tuesday 6th February 2024. Any orders which contain this product will ship at the same and not before this date.

Illustrator Yumi Kitagishi is popular both in and out of Japan, and now you can get her illustrations on a techo cover.

The world in Kitagishi’s acrylic gouache paintings evoke warm, nostalgic feelings reminiscent of childhood days spent gazing at picture books.

The artwork on this cover is called 'Little Gifts', and is filled with over 80 carefully drawn items with various themes. These include not only imaginary items, but many that Kitagishi has actually bought or received and cherishes. You can find all kinds of sparkling treasures across the design, including a seal snow globe, a clasp pouch with a face, a cat stamp, and a rose tea bag.

The themes pictured on the cover are the kind that could tickle a girl’s fancy, but the black background gives the overall design a mature look that really brings it together.



Look closely and you can see the overlap of paint colours and precise brush strokes that reflect Kitagishi’s art style.



The cover interior is a dull shade of mint green. The pockets are also covered in illustrations.



The interior left pocket contains a cat-shaped brand card. It looks cute peeking out from the pocket, so you could even leave the card in so you have something to look forward to every time you open your cover.



The pink and pale yellow bookmarks provide a nice accent to the cover design. The bookmarks are simplified by leaving off the charms.



Kitagishi’s illustrated designs are also featured on folder sets, Hobonichi Paper(s), and Deco Rush products. Feel free to use them together as a set.



Changes in 2024

The A5 planner cover is no longer sold as a set to include the planner. From 2024, you will now have the option of buying a planner to fit your cover of choice, separately. The A5 cover fits the Cousin book. Please see our range of Hobonichi planners, here. 

Specifics of the A5 Cover

  1. Butterfly-stopper
    This is the name for the pen holders that are on either side of the cover. By closing the techo cover and putting a pen through both pen holders, it acts as a hinge and holds the cover shut, preventing the pages from crumpling.


  2. Various pockets
    The Hobonichi Techo cover comes with lots of pockets both on the inside and outside. There are various shapes and sizes, from those in which you can store small cards to those that can fit larger postcards.




  3. Two bookmarks
    The covers come with two bookmarks with triangular and rectangular charms on the ends (the shape of the charms may differ depending on the cover). It’s useful to use each bookmark to mark different pages, for example using one for the monthly calendar and one for the daily pages.

Good to know

  • This cover does not include a planner
  • Cover is made using high quality polyester 
  • Butterfly-stopper pen holder
  • Includes two bookmarks
  • H: 228 x W: 337 x T: 3 mm (fits Cousin)
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