Text: English, Japanese (translation)
Kojiro Ikegami, third generation in a line of professional bookbinders, is one of the few full-time practitioners of the craft in Japan. He has repaired innumerable antiquarian books, many designated as national treasures or important cultural properties, at his workshop in the Tokyo National Museum. In 1979 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. 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.
Excellent book with detailed information and substitute ideas to replace Japanese items.Published 2 months ago by Berta
As a long time Bookbinder I have many books in my collection on Bookbinding, this book by Kojiro Ikegami is one of the best books that I have come across. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Probably THE most complete book on Japanese bookbinding in English -- or in Japanese!Published 8 months ago by John R. Becker
pros...have you ever wanted to bind your own books, manuscripts or other printed materials? well this book will teach you how to do with with just some simple tools and items... Read morePublished 9 months ago by JoelgSDCA
There is no better book on this topic in English, in fact there is really no other book on this topic. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Lemon grab
If you are a bookbinding lover, that' the book of your dreams.
It all starts with the book itself, beautiful binded under the green protective paper. Read more
Received the book on time, however, was little bit disappointed as the photos are in black and white, don't know why! It's not like the book was published in 60's.Published 13 months ago by Lili