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The messy worktable shows one of the many books made at the residency. Most of the books followed the guidelines of Japanese binding. The sample here could fold out but could also stand freely.
An accordion book securely closed with a peg
The book covers that show the influence of the place
The book with its folds opened out using coloured fibres from raw kozo
This book was constructed as a stand that couls support the back. The sections where attached together using part of the frame.
This book looked like a miniature folding screen which hinged together and allowed it to fold open. It was free standing and found metals plates were attached to it.
Here I worked around the idea of an Emperor book. The book was encased in a free standing cage
The stand that locked the book
A cloth silk accordion book
A rather delicate book using washi folds inserted with threads and embedded collages. The beauty of it was to see it in the light.
Simple folds secured by a wooden peg
A book made for Karen Havskov Jensen at during the mino paper village, Artist in residency, 2002
A washi book on display at the Washi museum, Mino, Japan, 2002
Searching for a bookbinder in koyto, Japan 2002, and getting a few hints to how Japanese covers are assembled
Minopaper Richard Bolai ©2008