MOTHER EarthBound Beginnings
HON / A5 Size / Daily / Jan start / Mon start (Japanese)
This cover design is based on Shigesato Itoi’s 1989 Famicom game MOTHER (EarthBound Beginnings in North America). The design matches the groundbreakingly simple original cover of the game, with a large golden logo over a red background. The design stood out compared to standard game boxes of its day, and its appeal has only grown over the years.
The back of the cover is bright red with a simple, pared down design. It’s pressed with the logos of the Hobonichi Mother Project and Hobonichi.
This beautiful design encapsulates the feeling of new beginnings in the MOTHER series, which over time would branch into games that captured the hearts of a diverse audience across generations.
It’s a perfect cover for fans of the MOTHER series.
The book spine is foil-pressed in gold with the year 2024 and the HON logo for easy reference when placed in your bookshelf alongside other books.
As a free bonus, this cover includes a pack of 12 clear MOTHER 2 stickers of various sizes.
You can place these stickers somewhere on your techo, or on whichever belonging you’d like to stick some on! The sticker is fade-resistant and slightly water repellant, so you could also put it on a suitcase. We hope you’ll use it however your heart desires!
The contents are the same as the Hobonichi Techo Cousin book. The HON A5 size includes weekly pages which track a week in each two-page spread for easy planning and contain a handy time schedule.
The bookbinding on the HON has thread-stitch binding similar to the Hobonichi Techo Cousin, so it opens 180 degrees onto the table. It stays flat even if you don’t hold it down.
The book uses thin and light yet durable Tomoe River S paper. The paper has supported the Hobonichi Techo for over 20 years with its special characteristics, but it’ll be undergoing an overhaul starting with the 2024 edition techos. The paper is more resistant to bleed through, lighter despite being almost the same thickness, and has a crisper surface by adjusting the fibers of the paper.
The back of the book has informational pages, including An Interview with Myself, Seasonal Sweets to Make at Home, and Caring for Your Eyes.
As a special exclusive only for the HON, this techo comes with a pencil board. The board is A5 size and clear, with 5mm grid lines printed across it. There are measurements printed along one side in 1mm increments, which allow for use as a ruler. This is also a new type of pencil board, as it has a pen holder attached to it where users can store pens by their clips.
*This particular product is not available in English.
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