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Courtesy of Open Culture, I recently came across this wonderful video of a Japanese craftsman restoring a treasured book to mint condition. While I don’t understand the language, I understand the care and love for old books. According to the Open Culture site, this episode comes from a Japanese documentary series, The Fascinating Repairmen. “Tokyo-based…

Restoring a Treasured Book

Courtesy of Open Culture, I recently came across this wonderful video of a Japanese craftsman restoring a treasured book to mint condition. While I don’t understand the language, I understand the care and love for old books. According to the Open Culture site, this episode comes from a 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.”

Posted by Joel on May 03 2015 • Books