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Japanese Bookbinding by Kojiro, Ikegami-

A third-generation traditional bookbinder gives easy-to-follow instructions for making all the major, historically important styles of Japanese bindings as ijegami as traditional book cases–the custom-made folding boxes that afford handsome protection for Japan’s exquisite books. Gwyndolyn Abbey rated it really liked it Jul 25, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Preview — Japanese Bookbinding by Kojiro Ikegami.

The descriptions are clear, as are the diagrams and photographs. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. Nevertheless, the results weren’t too bad, although I simply couldn’t get the hang of the corner pieces.

Japanese Bookbinding: Instructions from a Master Craftsman

Kojiro Ikegami was a master bookbinder of Japanese hardbound books, a craft he learned from his father. Adrienne rated it really liked it Sep 17, Ashli Lewis rated it really liked it Jan 20, Watching him go through the steps of the binding process is one of the most treasured memories of my childhood. Conquer these formats, and you’ve pretty much experienced the evolution of all bookbinding. Gsus rated it it was amazing Jan 16, It will be a great reference, though.


One of the few books on this subject worth owning.

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. In he received a distinguished government award—the Sixth Class Order of the Rising Sun—for his contribution to the conservation of significant books in Japan’s history. Used book in good condition. Direct From the Publisher!

Japanese Bookbinding

Jordan M rated it really liked it May 14, Both American and Japanese suppliers of traditional tools and materials are provided and substitutes are recommended for items not okjiro available.

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Very Good Condition Edition: There are many styles included, but the following looked especially pretty. We’re not a giant, faceless warehouse organization! He has repaired innumerable antiquarian books, many designated as national treasures or important cultural properties, at his workshop in the Tokyo National Museum.

My father seemed at his happiest when he was binding books. Ships with Tracking Number!

Stunning and practical, these bindings are ideal for preserving calligraphy, letters, artwork, and poems, for adding a distinctive touch to limited-edition books, and for use as diaries or gifts.

University of Melbourne, Carlton, I will kojigo this I would be first in line for an edition of videos that demonstrate the techniques in this book Hardcoverpages. Jul 03, Sarah rated it it was ok Recommends it for: A very nice book with a bit of history, as well as detailed instructions for making several types of Chinese and Japanese books; including flutter books, accordion books, and a few stab binding designs.


It’s a very specialized book, I recommend looking at a library copy before buying. A fantastic resource with detailed instructions, excellent diagrams and comprehensive lists of tools and supplies.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Apr 20, Doug Mccallum rated it it was amazing. His memories of youth in the Preface of this volume is a tribute to the love of bound paper. Lucien rated it really liked it Jan 05, ikegamj Very instructive and a book that has earned its way into my permanent collection. Anne rated it really kkjiro it Oct 28, Feb 08, Rick Jackofsky rated it it was amazing.

Dillon Peck rated it it was amazing Feb 16, Log-in or create an account koojiro Cat rated it it was amazing Jun 11, 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.