IAP 2009: Bookbinding in the Japanese Tradition

Posted January 12th, 2009 by Ryan Gray

Traditional Japanese books are completely different from the books you normally encounter in the MIT Libraries. What better way to understand them than to make one yourself in the Wunsch Conservation Laboratory with the guidance of the skilled Preservation Services staff!
Japanese book binding
Participants will create a side-sewn soft-cover book using the techniques of traditional Japanese bookbinding. The workshop will include an overview of the history, materials, and techniques of the Japanese bookmaking tradition, which is markedly different from that used to create Western books. Each participant will complete one blank book covered in beautiful Japanese decorative paper.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 14, 10am – 12pm

WHERE: 14-0513

**NOTE: This class is currently full!**

Contact Nick Szydlowski with any questions or to be added to the wait list.

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