While I love Japan, the Japanese people and Japanese arts, technology and culture, I abhor Japan's (and Iceland's) whaling policy…

Iceland's 'scientific whaling' programme, like Japan's, is merely commercial whaling in disguise.
Commercial whaling was banned by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in 1982, but a loophole allows the killing of whales for research purposes. Iceland plans to sell the products of its 'research' to Japan, where whale meat generates four billion yen in sales annually.

Click on the Defend the Whales image above for further details.


Welcome to my Japanese bookbinding site.

The investigation and production of archaic Japanese bookforms has brought me a greal deal of pleasure over the years, and I would like to share some of this with you.

The research which led to this site was undertaken in the Bookbinding department of the School of Arts and Communication in the Faculty of Arts and Architecture at the University of Brighton.

My thanks and appreciation are due to all the staff in the Bindery, and is expressed in the Acknowledgements section of the Appendices. I hope you will enjoy reading about Japanese bookforms and will try making some yourself.


The Japanese bookbinding area is completed but under continuous development.



Accordion styles
  completed 26.11.2004

Sewn styles
  completed 13.01.2006

  completed 17.01.2006

  completed 19.01.2006




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This page last updated: 12 January, 2008 15:46