The Art of Washi Paper in Japanese Rare Books
Keio University
  • Start Date: 16 Jul, 2018
  • 2 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Learn about the history, production and design of papers used inside Japanese rare books.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Introduction

Introduction Video

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Deepen your understanding of rare books and Japanese culture


The papers inside books can last hundreds of years if cared for correctly.


This course will look at the history of papers used inside Japanese rare books, and in other cultures across the world.


You’ll learn about the materials and technologies used to produce Japanese papers, particularly the use of traditional washi paper.


You’ll understand the crafting process used to create Japanese rare books, including the use of design and decoration techniques.


You’ll find out how to identify the different types and varieties of papers used in Japanese rare books.


This course is aimed at anyone interested in Japanese rare books and papers. It may be of particular interest to librarians and bookshop professionals, researchers and designers.


This course can also be studied alongside two companion courses, Japanese Culture Through Rare Books and Sino-Japanese Interactions Through Rare Books.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

Keio University

Keio University is a private, comprehensive higher education institution located on six campuses spread across the Greater Tokyo area. It offers an environment of academic and research excellence in a wide range of fields, and includes a university hospital. Founded in 1858, it is Japan’s first modern institution of higher learning, and over the last century and a half it has established itself as a leader in Japan through its continued commitment to education, research and medicine.

Keio has its origins in the school of Western learning established by Yukichi Fukuzawa, a school which soon evolved into a major center of learning. As a highly respected educator and intellectual, Fukuzawa was one of the pioneers of modern Japan. He aspired for Keio to become a model and leader of society, stressing the importance of learning that is based on jitsugaku, or “science”. In today’s changing world, Keio upholds its founder’s spirit of science as it continues to fulfill his aspiration.

 

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