This A6 notepad has 155 pages. The paper inside is blank except for a lightly printed illustration, and the pages are glued in instead of sewn, making them very easy to rip out for shopping lists or passing along messages.
This notepad cover’s illustration is by children’s book illustrator Ryoji Arai, and 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. On the back cover, you’ll see that the bird has got her wings open, ready to fly.
Because this notebook is the same size as the A6 Hobonichi Techo books, it fits perfectly into A6 size planner covers.
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.