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Japanese Bookbinding Hardcover – 1 Jun 1986
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About the Author
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.
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the only remotely negative thing i would have to say about this book is that it has a section which lists suppliers of the tools and paper mentioned, but it only lists those in japan and america, and does not mention any in britain. i'll just have to keep searching on my own.