No one can deny the craftsmanship skills of the Japanese.
Nobuo Okano is a Tokyo-based specialist in repairing old books. With over 30 years of experience, he knows how to breathe new life into old, worn-out books.
The method is not easy because Nobuo has to check sheet per sheet, one by one, and it takes up to several hours.
After that, he has to rub each sheet with a special iron. He also needs to check there are no torn and damaged sheets. And needs to repair the book frame.
Although the process is a bit complicated and tedious, it gives satisfaction to Nobuo as he can give a “second chance” to the book to continue to serve its master.
Who knew even repairing old books has a specialist!
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