I have written many times in my blog about five year diaries. I love them because they can be used in so many ways and they are still compact.
This one is the Hobonichi five-year Techo, which is made of Tomoe River paper (extra thin and light), and – uniquely – has one plain grid page for every day. A total of almost 800 pages in a regular sized book. It is thicker than the regular Techo but not much heavier than my ring organiser. It is so nice to have the extra blank pages – for overflow, for sticking mementoes in, for quotes and extra musings.
I have used Hobonichi Techos in both the A6 and A5 sizes, and I love the light paper and functional design. I prefer ring organisers for work planning though, because I like to throw out pages I no longer need (more efficent and less weight), move pages around, and add more pages. For journalling though, I prefer bound books, so this one is going to be my health tracker for 2020.
The cover is made of plastic, rather thin, like a hotel bible, so I am using it with a Van Der Spek custom cover (to be featured tomorrow). You can get specially-made Hobonichi covers for them, but I wanted extra pockets and a clasp.
And here come some stock photographs so you can see more details. Read more on the Hobonichi site here