Japanese Book & Paper Art/Binding the Yotsume toji with Doug Baulos
$125, SOME supplies and lunch included. Saturday, June 6, 2020. $50 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit required to hold your place. Space is limited to 10.
Most Japanese pouch books are four hole (Chinese style) or five hole (Korean style) bindings, each nation traditionally holding even or odd numbers respectively to be especially propitious. The two styles existed side by side in Japan during the Edo period. The first style to be examined is the basic four-hole pouch book; several variations of the stitching procedure will be examined in the workshop, but the basic construction of the book is the same for all the variants.
We will create and re-invent historically important types of Japanese bindings and traditional cases/boxes. 1. A Tortoise-shell Binding (Yotsume Toji) 2. A Yamato Binding. 3. A Variation on the Kansubon Scroll Book. Many variations in these binding styles will also be discussed at length. Correct preparation, use and adhesion of a wide variety of Japanese papers will be shown. Japanese bindings are both stunning and practical, much like their decorative papers. We will make a simple chitsu box to hold the Kansubon Scroll.
Level 1: Beginner – This class is appropriate for beginner to advanced painters. Covers the basic techniques of the medium and offers individual assistance. No prior experience is required.