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Traditional Kyoto-style Bookmaking

Traditional Kyoto-style Bookmaking

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Equipment
Languages:Offered in English
Over 140 people rated this experience 5 stars.

About your host

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. …
Yoko&Tsutomu&Manimani
Yoko&Tsutomu&Manimani
Yoko&Tsutomu&Manimani
Yoko&Tsutomu&Manimani

What we’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…

What else you should know

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!

What I’ll provide

Equipment
bookbinding materials

What to bring

Nothing !

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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.

Upcoming availability

Mon, 17th Jun    From 19:00 to 21:00.
₹3,314 per person
4 of 4 spots left
Over 140 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
150 reviews
₹3,314 per person
150 reviews
₹3,314 per person