This set of 2 see-through folders fits perfectly into the pockets of A5 size Hobonichi Techo covers. The folders can store receipts, clippings, and other items to help organize your desk, or carry tickets, postcards, checkbooks and other items you want to keep portable and accessible. The artwork is by children book illustrator Ryoji Arai.
The first folder matches the 2021 cover I don’t think anyone knows it, but I’m always singing. It shows a blue bird all dressed up in a beret and necklaces.
The second folder features artwork from the 2015 cover Some say the gate turned wishes into sound. In a festive town, a boy holding a guitar and a girl holding an accordion goes under a yellow gate with a rainbow over it. It’s as if you can hear the music projecting through the cover.
About Ryoji Arai
Ryoji Arai was born in 1956 in Yamagata Prefecture. His children’s books are widely acclaimed in Japan and across the world. He won the JBBY (Japanese Board on Books for Young People) award for the book Sound of Taiyo Organ, the grand prize for the Sankei Children's Publishing Culture Award for the book It’s Morning, So I’ll Open the Window, the grand prize for the Japan Picture Book Award for the book Tonight’s Full Moon, and in 2005 was the first Japanese author to win the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children’s literature. Arai created the illustrations in the opening for the NHK Japanese drama television series Jun to Ai and served as the artistic director of the Yamagata Biennale Art Festival.