Hobonichi Techo A6 Cover Original - Tomitaro Makino Koshinso

$ 38.00

The Hobonichi Techo Cover Adds Function and Style to Your Planner

New for 2024, The Hobonichi Techo cover is sold without a book inside. Order the A6 book separately here: Hobonichi Techo Lineup 2024

This is a simply designed techo cover printed with a botanical illustration of “Koshinso” by botanist Dr. Tomitaro Makino in 1901. Koshinso, painted in sumi ink and watercolor, is a perennial insectivorous plant that grows on wet rocks of the mountains in the north of the Kanto region. It was given its Japanese name after being discovered in Mt. Koshin in Tochigi Prefecture.

The botanical illustration drawn over 120 years ago on June 30, 1901, delicately depicts the light purple flowers arranged horizontally and the stems that grow out from the flowers and warp back. Unusually for Dr. Makino's botanical illustrations, the background is painted in black.

For the Hobonichi techo cover, a lovely blooming Koshinso flower is precisely printed on an ecru colored cotton fabric. Peek inside the outer back pocket and you will find a hidden message, “There isn’t any grass without a name. ―Tomitaro Makino.” This is an English translation of the words of Dr. Makino, showing how plant-loving he was.

There are no interior pockets for this cover, to make the techo even more compact. It has a pen hook designed to hold a pen by its clip.


  • This cover does not include a book
  • Size A6 size measures 6.4" x 9.3" | 162 mm x 237 mm
  • 2 ribbon bookmarks in lavender and light green
  • Cotton fabric exterior, polyester interior

Order your book separately here: Hobonichi Techo Lineup 2024