Japanese Journal Binding

31st May, 2019

Fun Fact: The foundational Japanese version of stab binding is called Yotsume Toji, which roughly translates to “four holes.” This is also the basic Chinese version, while the Korean standard has five holes (a more favourable number in Korean culture). All styles were practiced during the Edo period in Japan and the Qing Dynasty in China.

During weeks 4 and 5 of this term, the Cre8 Lab students were working on their Japanese journals.  We had two workshops over the two weeks, and 24 students completed their journals.  It was fantastic to see each student create their individual piece.  A little bit of concentration was needed to stitch the journals together, but they all got there in the end.

Have a look at the process pictures below, and the beautiful finished product.

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