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Traditional Kyoto-style Bookmaking

workshop

Traditional Kyoto-style Bookmaking

246 reviews
26 recent guests said this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
workshop

Traditional Kyoto-style Bookmaking

workshop

Traditional Kyoto-style Bookmaking

246 reviews
26 recent guests said this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

" Book Binding Workshop" 1. select book cover ( you can choose from our collection of old kimono textile / old cloth textile / varieties of fabrics ) 2. stitch the interior pages of the book by hand 3. cut the edge of the book to size 4. measure the book cover & other materials 5. set and arrange all paper and make book cover 6. assemble the interior of the book and book cover 7. press by hot iron with candle 8. use pressing tools to press book 9. glue on the cover of the book -finish-

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Learn more about Yoko&Tsutomu&Manimani

Yoko&Tsutomu&Manimani

Handmade bookbinding using traditional silk kimono fabric is a coveted craft that results in a beautiful original functional work of art. Most book binding shops have turned into automated factories. Tsutomu, a master bookbinder, has run his authentic hand-made bookbinding studio for over 55 years ago. Every step of the process has meaning, making it an artistic and meditational experience. I'm Yoko assistant of my father's studio. He is a great craftsman. I support him and act as an interpreter to visitors in this one of a kind experience for anyone who wants to feel real local culture !

What's included

Equipment
bookbinding materials

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Where you'll be

Small studio on the ground floor of our four-storied family house. Located in the Kitano Hakubaicho district, one of the 4 original geisha entertainment areas, in the shadow of the Golden Temple. Pretty flowers welcome you into our antique bookbinding studio. Lots of letterpress, materials and tools of bookbinding including beautiful kimono silks are arranged in an interesting and joyful studio atmosphere for a hands on workshop.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

If you are the family, we are very welcome. Under 5years old children might be difficult to have standard corse. In that case, embossing class would be better ( please check another workshop of mine!

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Yoko&Tsutomu&Manimani
Traditional Kyoto-style Bookmaking
246 reviews
From $48/person
246 reviews
From $48/person