Hobonichi A5 Cousin & Cover, Shinsuke Yoshitake: Today's Adventure, 2022


We asked children’s book author and illustrator Shinsuke Yoshitake to create this illustration for the Hobonichi Techo. Children consider even an average day to be full of adventure, and this design is to remind us to write about even our average days and cherish those moments.

The cover illustrations are all selected with a focus on drawings of children, mainly from those printed on the bottom of the Hobonichi Techo 2022 Day-Free’s graph paper pages. There are 60 illustrations total on the A5 size Cousin cover.

The natural-colored canvas material has been printed on with an inkjet printer.

The interior pocket is printed with Shinsuke Yoshitake’s signature next to an illustration of a sitting baby. Opening your techo to meet the baby’s distant expression is sure to help you feel even more attached to your cover over time.

Even before he wrote children’s books and held an office job, Shinsuke Yoshitake has always drawn things that stuck out to him or thoughts that crossed his mind into his techo. The Today’s Adventure cover is filled with a collection of small illustrations that came about as simple sketches. There are so many cute poses in the mix, with some looking bored and others staring off deep into space. These still drawings are so filled with Yoshitake’s artistic charm that you can almost see the characters move and hear them talk.

These illustrations may look like nothing but plain, everyday situations, but they’re all a continuation of our everyday adventures. Have your own everyday adventures with your Hobonichi Techo.

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