Jibun Techo Mini Lite

I have to admit: sometimes I`m buying planners just because I`m curious about their paper!



Jibun Techo von Kokuyo was using Tomoe River Paper in their 2019 standard version and in their Idea notebooks.

The Biz version and their Life books were made out of MIO paper.


In 2020 they do not use Tomoe River Paper (=TRP) anymore but changed to their new THIN paper. Everything which was TRP in 2019 is now Thin paper.


Here is a very good explanation of this planner system on JetPens.



As I`m always on the hunt for paper which works well together with fountain pens I could not say no to this planner. I don`t know if I will really use it but I wanted to test it out for sure.


So here we are:


The new Jibun Techo Mini Lite!


This planner is in B6 slim size, the paper size itself is 112mm wide by 182mm high. The cover is 116x186mm. The cover is attached to the planner, it cannot be removed, just like the Weeks from Hobonichi.


They have various cover colors, I bought the one in blue:

Jibun Techo Lite Mini







The Lite version is really a "light" version of the normal standard version.

It has:

- yearly overview on two pages

- a yearly overview of 2020 and 2021 on one page

- a grid page to write down your dreams or goals of 2020

- 12 grid pages to write down any lists

- monthly overviews on two pages (from Dec19 to Mar20) including tracker options (like a gantt chart)

- weekly vertical overviews on two pages (25Nov19 to 10Jan21)

- 22 plain grid pages

- two pages, looking back to 2020 and preview to 2021


The overall grid size is 2.9mm.


The Lite version does not have the monthly gantt charts of the Standard version or the informational pages at the back.

They rather put together the monthly overview with the gantt chart.



monthly overview with gantt chart