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.


Useful links

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I've just discovered this fantastic, free on-line Japanese design magazine: pingmag

Daniel Essig
Fantastic site of sculptural books

Cai Lun
Handmade books and book-arts site

The International Dunhuang Project

Centre for Artists Books

The Sussex Japan society

The Cooker
Jake Tilson's inspirational website

a miscellany of items relating to Japanes culture, ancient and modern

Public Textures
A large collection of copyright-free original texture photographs by Jeremy A Engleman

Society of Bookbinders

The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

The BookArts Web
Welcome page

The BookArts Web
The Whatness of Bookness

The Bonefolder
an e-journal for the bookbinder and book artist

Denis Gouey Bookbinding Studio
includes a brilliant glossary of bookbinding terms

A Humument
A gallery of pages from Tom Phillips' book

An altered books site

Fade Theory
Do you love paper too?

Designedly Kristi
another altered books site

the lazarus corporation research laboratory
Altered Books, and more on Bookbinding

the lazarus corporation research laboratory
Popularity of Bookbinding; includes cut-up engine

the lazarus corporation research laboratory
Initial Bookbinding research

Altered Books site
exactly what it says on the tin

Galen R Frysinger's fantastic photos of Japan

Further bookbinding-, arts- and Japan-related links will be added from time to time.

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This page last updated: 19 January, 2008 10:59