◆Nao Inoue , Director of Marumizu-gumi
Representative of Marumizu
She is engaged in trial and error to find a way to spread hand bookbinding and to communicate the fun and richness of hand bookbinding from a variety of angles. She has participated in the bookbinding competition held in Macerata, Italy. She was honored to be selected as one of the 125 masters.
|1973||Born in Gyoda City, Saitama prefecture|
|1998||125 MAESTRI Rilegatori per L'infinitoPrize winner(Italy)|
|2000||Private Exhibition at Gallery ART SPACE
Opened craft center at home(Marumizu-Gumi)
|2001||Marumizu-Gumi ProductsProduction Start|
|2002||Opening Marumizu-Gumi Web site|
|2003||Marumizu-Gumi Store retail and wholesale business started|
|Jan. 2006||Marumizu-Gumi’s shop and the craft center launch operations at Maeno cho, Itabashi-ku|
|Apr. 2007||Established course outside the office|
|Dec. 2007||Marumizu-Gumi moved to the new office (Minami Tokiwadai, Itabashi-ku|
◆Instructors at Marumizu-gumi
Nao Inoue — She teaches bookbinding to all overseas customers.
Aine Uemura— Aine's nickname is "Yon-ne" She teaches bookbinding in various organization.
Maki Miyagawa — She teaches the basic bookbinding at the Marumizu-gumi and Vogue gakuen.
Yukari Yasuda — Yukari is a miniature book binding artist in Japan. Artist name is "kina_ze"
Hataoridori — Desktop publishing teacher and webmaster of the Marumizu-gumi site.