Watoji-Art of Japanese Bookbinding


Watoji: Art of Japanese Bookbinding

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7pm-9pm

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
(5700 Wilshire Blvd., #100 Los Angeles, CA 90036)


Payment is required upon reservation of your seat. Cancellations after 6/14 will not be refundable.

Seats are limited to 20 participants



In this workshop held in conjunction with our Manga Hokusai Manga exhibition, you will learn classic Japanese bookbinding technique using fine quality washi (Japanese paper) and linen thread from a book artist and graphic designer Tania Baban. She will teach a basic technique called Yotsume-toji or four-hole binding and how to create simple yet beautiful one-of-a-kind notebook that you will be able to take home after the workshop. All materials and tools will be provided. Please note participants will use sharp tools so it is suitable for those ages 18 and up.


About instructor:

Tania Baban is a book artist and graphic designer with a BFA in Communication Design from Otis College of Art & Design. Her artist’s books are held in private, institutional, and international collections, including Getty Research Institute, Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the National Library of Australia. She co-founded indie publisher Conflux Press. She serves on the board of BookArtsLA, a nonprofit organization devoted to bringing the beauty of printing, binding, and collecting artists’ and other handmade books to the public by offering classes at its studios in L.A. www.bookartsla.org


This program is co-presented with Hiromi Paper Inc.




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