Learn a range of Japanese bookbinding styles as you make a set of seven books and a case, using traditional methods and tools sourced by the tutor in Japan. Using authentic Japanese calligraphy and decorative patterned papers, you'll learn to recreate ancient binding styles such as Kikko-toji, Asanoha-toji and several Japanese stub bindings, alongside an innovative concertina book with a contemporary edge.
Yo was born in Tokyo, Japan. He received an MA from the Tokyo University of Fine Arts. He liked books and drawing pictures during childhood, making some zines and newspapers with friends when he was in middle and high school, illustrated with his own drawings. While in college, Yo learned traditional Japanese arts and formative design which combined letters and organic shapes. He also learned printing and making books.