MARUMIZU-GUMI offers lessons for visitors from overseas.

Lessons for one to ten people are available. Beginners are also welcome.
Every Thursday, Saturday, Sunday : Staring at 9:30 am, 2:00 pm, 6:30 pm.(Approx. 2-3 hours)

Our instructor teaches in English at a conversational level, making it easy for overseas customers to learn.
Start creating beautifully bound books by yourself today!

(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.

 

 

(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) Leather bound book lesson

Level ★★★★☆/ Approx. 3 hours

This lesson covers basic leather bound binding.

Students will make a full leather book using a leather knife. Lesson fee: 10,330 JPY including materials and tool rental cost.

If you want to make a half leather binding (Standard or Alternative) below, The book needs two lessons.

(4) Coptic binding with wooden covers desighed by Marumizu-gumi

Level ★★★☆☆/ Approx. 2 hours

The lesson covers an oldish technique called Coptic sewing.  Lesson fee: 10,330 JPY including materials and tool rental cost.

If you want to choose the covers for plastic, the fee is 11,330 JPY.

 

 

(5) 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.

 

(6) Conservation lesson

Level ★☆☆☆☆~★★★★★

The lesson will cover how to fix oldish books and broken books by yourself.
If you want to learn, you have to bring a broken book. Or you can make a Re-bound book which means fix some broken bookblock and change new one or recycle an original cover.

Please inform us what you want to fix for a book and attach some pictures in advance. We will let you know the lesson fee and how many lessons are required.

 

■Instructors

■Reference

いちばんわかる手製本レッスン~手でつくる本と基本技法いちばんわかる手製本レッスン~手でつくる本と基本技法

[ Hand Bookbinding Lesson - Basic Techniques ]

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

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

Contents

 

素材を活かした手製本の教室―革装・布装・和装の作り方から本の直し方まで素材を活かした手製本の教室―革装・布装・和装の作り方から本の直し方まで

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

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

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

Contens
■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.

■Payment

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.

■Reservation

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.
- 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.

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