Watch a Japanese Craftsman Lovingly Bring a Tattered Old Book Back to Near Mint Condition | Open Culture #bookmaking #bookbinding #books


In the above episode of the Japanese documentary series, The Fascinating Repairmen, Tokyo-based book conservator Nobuo Okano brings over 30 years of experience to bear on a tattered, middle school English-to-Japanese dictionary. This is not the sort of job that can be rushed…

…He spends four hours just turning and pressing its battered pages—all 1000 of them—with tweezers and a tiny pink iron.

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