Friday, January 30, 2015

Book #30

Koki Toji

This is my favorite variant of the basic yotsume toji. It is also called the "noble binding" or Kangxi sewing pattern, because it was apparently devised by emperor Kangxi of the Qing dynasty.


Sarah said...

Interesting that a Japanese bookbinding method would have the influence of a Chinese emperor.

MyHandboundBooks said...

Most, maybe all, Japanese bindings did originate in China.