Workshop: Watoji-Art of Japanese Bookbinding


Watoji: Art of Japanese Bookbinding


Saturday, July 27, 2019 1:30pm-3:30pm

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

Steet parking is available near JFLA. Click here for parking info.


Payment is required upon reservation of your seat. Cancellations after 7/24 will not be refundable.

Seats are limited to 20 participants



We are happy to once again offer this popular fun crafty workshop co-presented with Hiromi Paper Inc.!

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 Rachel Curry. 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:

Rachel Curry is a teaching artist, letterpress printer, and book artist from Los Angeles. Her practice is focused on making book arts accessible; merging the worlds of fine binding with the DIY Zine community through workshops and the creation of affordable books with queer and feminist content. She has taught book arts and printmaking at institutions such as the Huntington Library, The Norton Simon Museum, Book Arts LA, Craft Contemporary, The Women’s Center for Creative Work, and Book Show among many others. Rachel currently works at Otis College of Art and Design in the letterpress lab and teaches with ArtworxLA in addition to the workshops she facilitates.

This program is co-presented with Hiromi Paper Inc.

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