MARUMIZU-GUMI offers lessons for visitors from overseas.

Lessons for one to ten people are available. Beginner is also welcome.
Every Thu, Sat, Sun: Staring at 9:30 am, 2:00 pm, 6:30 pm, (Approx. 2-3 hours)

(1) Japanese book binding (4-hole binding, etc.)

Level ★☆☆☆☆/ Approx. 2 hours

This lesson covers fundamentals of Japanese book binding. Students will make one 4-hole bound book.

Lesson fee: 6,330 JPY including materials and tool rental cost.

(English and Chinese text books are available. )

(2) Flat-back case binding

Level ★★★☆☆/ Approx. 3 hours

This lesson covers basic modern bookbinding.

Students will make a book with techniques, which are cord sewing, protecting spine and making hard cover.

If you want to use a sewing flame, Please request us when you will reserve.

Lesson fee: 6,330 JPY including materials and tool rental cost.


(3) Custom-made lesson

The lesson will cover what you want to learn.

Please inform us what you want to learn in advance. We will let you know the lesson fee and how many lessons are required.


(4) Conservation lesson

The lesson will cover how to fix oldish books and broken books by yourself.





[ Hand Bookbinding Lesson - Basic Techniques ]

■144 pages (including *** color images),  257 x 182 mm

Supervisor:Nao Inoue(Marumizu-gumi)
Price (excl. vat):2,100 JPN
ISBN-13: 978-4883935550




[Hand Bookbinding Lesson - leather-bound books and repair ]

■176 pages (including *** color images), 257 x 182 mm

Supervisor:Nao Inoue(Marumizu-gumi)
Price (excl. vat):2,500 JPN
ISBN-13: 978-4883938339

■A step by step guide for bookbinding (Leather-bound books, Japanese bookbinding, Perfect binding, Album, etc.,)
Repair and conservation
Decoration techniques
Basic bookbinding techniques and tools


■Lesson fee

Please contact us for custom-made lesson and the other lessons.


When we receive your reservation mail, we will send an invoice by e-mail.
Please pay by PayPal system.
Your reservation will be completed after your payment.


Please send us an email including following information:

- Name (if more than one person, the name of the person representing the group)
- Address
- Email address
- Contact method on the day of the class (for example; your cell phone number, email address, etc.)
- Which lesson you want to take
- When to take the lesson (the date and time)
- Your ability of bookbinding (beginner / experienced / professional)
- Purpose to take the lesson: for example, just want to experience , understand details and background of bookbinding.
- Do you need a translator (English)
  The instructor only speaks a daily conversational level of English, but we can make arrangement a translator, additional fee will be applied.
- We will accept change of your reservation only once and at least a week before the lesson.


■Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your reservation, please contact us as soon as possible.
Cancellations made within seven days before lesson will incur a 100 percent lesson fee.
If you need to cancel your reservation more than a week before, we will charge the commission fee of 1000 JPY per reservation.

■Important Information 

Please contact us if you have any request. (For example, if you want have a lesson other than the regular lesson's date.)
People who are not taking the lesson are not allowed to enter the  lesson room. Please wait at shop space.
(This does not apply to translators and tour conductors who you accompany with. please inform us if you will bring them before lesson.)
We hold the copyright of the textbook.

If you want to use our techniques for commercial use, please inform us.

■contact method

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If you have any questions before reservation, Please contact us by e-mail.