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The descriptions are clear, as are the diagrams and photographs. Ikegami brought his own love of this ancient art to this book, which has well-explained instructions and an abundance of pictures to begin the teaching process. He was a young man during the s, when Japanese texts were copied by hand and the manually made books were works of art.

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Want to Read saving…. I will buy this It’s a very specialized book, I recommend looking at a library copy before buying. Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Apr 22, To ask ikegaji readers questions about Japanese Bookbindingplease sign up. May 08, Laurie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I wish it was simpler, giving lots of alternatives to the traditional materials supposed to be used.


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Japanese Bookbinding: Instructions from a Master Craftsman by Kojiro Ikegami

This is not a beginners guide to bookbinding. Ikegami iketami Kojiro Ikegami was a master bookbinder of Japanese hardbound books, a craft he learned from his father.

Recently retired, he is succeeded by his son Yukio, who continues the family profession at the museum workshop and at their home studio in Tokyo.

Anne rated it really liked it Oct 28, Adrienne rated it really liked it Sep 17, Jordan M rated it really liked it May 14, Find Rare Books Book Value. Excellent manual for learning Japanese bookbinding techniques. Andrew Barnes Booksellers Published: One of the few books on this subject worth owning.

Japanese Bookbinding

Included are a bibliography, a list of suppliers though this is somewhat outdated and a glossary. His memories of youth in the Preface of this volume is a tribute to the love of bound paper.

My father seemed at his happiest when he was binding books. Gsus rated it it was amazing Jan 16, Sign up to receive offers and updates: The authoritative text, written by one of Japan’s leading professional bookbinders, has been full 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.


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I learned almost everything I know about Japanese binding from this volume, so I can kohiro it without hesitation. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!