Out of the Hobonichi original accessories, the Hobonichi Pencil Board is one of the most popular items. Keeping it underneath the page you’re writing on allows the reinforcement to provide an enjoyable writing experience. They fit perfectly to the size of the techo book, and will prevent your pen from sliding on the page, and not leave indentations on the opposite page, making for a comfortable writing experience.
The pencil boards featuring pandas drawn by illustrator and children’s book author Jin Kitamura come in three sizes: A6 size, A5 size and Weeks size.
The A6 size features a panda holding a yellow flower, which acts as an accent. The front has a pink beige base, and the back is in pink, creating a gentle look. The A5 size shows pandas in various expressions as they play with their favorite tires. The base color of the front is the same pink beige as the A6 size, but the back is a calming blue gray. The Weeks size shows a panda drawn in colorful lines of red, yellow, blue and more. The front is white to bring out the colorful lines, and the back is a vibrant blue.
All sizes have a panda illustration on the back. Their expressions differ depending on the size.
One side is labeled by millimeter to act as a metric ruler, and a “Today” tab on the corner marks the current page if you’d like to use it as a bookmark as well.
You might want to match them with a techo cover or Weeks featuring Kitamura’s illustrations.