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Today was the last day of “a house is not a home” — the Bound in Japan exhibition in Okayama. Many thanks to everyone who participated in the exhibition, both the workshop participants who created the book art and the visitors who added their own touches to the exhibition.

This is much belated, but I do want to share some of the photos from the last two workshops which were held in Maniwa City and Tsuyama City. Especially since they account for two-thirds of the books that were on display!

As always, I was impressed by the originality of each person’s book and by their hidden talents. It was as if they were just waiting for the opportunity to flex their creative muscle. There were also a few participants who are artists and designers by profession. They clearly enjoyed exploring a different method of art making, and I thoroughly enjoyed sharing their joy.

As the instructor, I am often asked which book I like best or which book I think is good. My answer to such questions is that all the books are special. It’s not because I am trying to be diplomatic. It’s because there really is something unique about each book that I love. The beauty is in the differences. In how everyone can share the same experience and yet somehow make it their own.

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今日はバウンド・イン・ジャパンの展示「a house is not a home」の最終日でした。ブックアート制作者の皆さん、そして来客の皆さんに誠にありがとうございました。




First day in Tsuyama

After a very eventful summer, I am finally here in Okayama Prefecture, the last stop of Bound in Japan. It’s my first week here, and I have been spending my time between Tsuyama and Maniwa cities.

As I am preparing for all the activities ahead, I’ve also been meeting some of the people who will be joining me for a workshop later this month. This is the first time so far that I’ve had the opportunity to meet some of the participants in advance, and I’m happy that I have this chance to get to know them better.

Tomorrow I’m making a trip to Okayama City to check out the Cifa Cafe gallery where the Bound in Japan exhition will be held. Super exciting!

Workshop details here.