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Traditional Kyoto-style Bookmaking

workshop

Traditional Kyoto-style Bookmaking

189 reviews
Over 180 people rated this experience 5 stars.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
workshop

Traditional Kyoto-style Bookmaking

workshop

Traditional Kyoto-style Bookmaking

189 reviews
Over 180 people rated this experience 5 stars.
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-

What's included

Equipment
bookbinding materials

Your host

Yoko&Tsutomu&Manimani
500
Guests hosted
2014
Joined Airbnb
2
Experiences hosted

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 !

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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.

Availability

If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Thu, Sep 19    From 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
$48 per person
4 of 4 spots left
Over 180 people rated this experience 5 stars.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

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!
Yoko&Tsutomu&Manimani
workshop
Traditional Kyoto-style Bookmaking
189 reviews
From $48/person
189 reviews
From $48/person