I lost a notepad full of notes in Paris back in 2012 that included graphs on sorbets i tasted, details on sketches from Toulouse-Lautrec at Albi museum and still mourning its disappearance.
So I can relate to what Shigesato Itoi shares with PingMag in Hobonichi Planner going global in this specific sentences:
"Sometimes, you know, when you really don’t want to forget something, you write it down on the back of a piece of paper or something, right? That can be really useful! [Laughs]
It sounds a bit over the top, but that thing you wrote down can be even more valuable than a wad of money even. The seed of an idea. But if you just keep writing things down on the back of bits of paper, they get lost."
Shigesato Itoi also tells PingMag that he started designing first Hobonichi planner that the perfect size would be that of a Japanese bunko-bon paperback but he could find none that size.
Even though I don't have a Hobonichi Planner yet, I discovered a whimsical cover for it named I'll listen to you anytime, says the Donkey designed by Ryoji Arai (pictured above).
Visit Hobonichi Planner Site to see more options and order your favorite.
Notes and Sketches, Hobonichi style for Tokyo Thursdays # 273
(* I'll listen to you anytime, says the Donkey image from Hobonichi Planner order page on Arts & Science)