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Japanese Bookbinding: Instructions from a Master Craftsman

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Japanese Bookbinding: Instructions from a Master Craftsman, Kojiro Ikegami

127 pages
265mm x 195mm
Format: Hardcover


A third-generation traditional bookbinder gives easy-to-follow instructions for making all the major, historically important styles of Japanese bindings as well as traditional book cases—the custom-made folding boxes that afford handsome protection for Japan's exquisite books.

The authoritative text, written by one of Japan's leading professional bookbinders, has been fully adapted for Western readers. Both American and Japanese suppliers of traditional tools and materials are provided and substitutes are recommended for items not readily available.