Watoji: mame hon lab + japanese box

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 15:00 ÷ 19:00
Paraventi Giapponesi - Galleria Nobili
Via Marsala, 4
20121 Milano (MI)

Japanese Binding Workshop 和綴
Mame hon Lab + japanese box
held by Asako Hishiki

The Gallery Paraventi Giapponesi - Galleria Nobili dedicates a workshop to traditional Japanese watoji 和綴 bookbinding, specifically to the creation of three mame hon 豆本 and a box to contain them.

What is mame hon

Mame hon are miniature books, typically Japanese, whose main characteristic is the very small size (maximum 100 x 140 mm).
Traditionally mame hon contain fairy tales, but also other genres.

Mame hon: miniature books bound with watoji technique

Watoji laboratory programme

Decorated papers with stencil tools made by the artist. Each student will experience the printing on paper and textile, using different types of patterns and colors. In this workshop we will make mame hon, literally 'bean book', bound as follows:

Yotsume Toji | 四つ目綴じ
Four-eyed binding

Kotyou bon | 胡蝶本
Butterfly binding

Chitsu | 帙
A japanese box, intended to hold mame hon, covered with fabric and closed with clasp tsume 爪

Asako Hishiki biography

To learn more about personal and collective exhibitions, please see Asako Hishiki bio


  • Max 12 students
  • Cost € 85
  • You are required to bring your own cutter
  • All other materials are supplied by the artist
  • All objects produced remain the property of the student
  • For subscriptions please write to: info@paraventigiapponesi.it

Cancellation and non-attendance

If the cancellation occurs:
  • 10 or more days before the course: we will refund 85% of the amount
  • 7,8,9 days before: 50% refund
  • less than 7 days or non-attendance: no refund

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