Shinohara Shiko: Making Things Unbound by Convention by Sankaku

Beginning with Japan’s industrialization in the late 19th century, the paper industry and related companies converged in urban centres across the country. In the eastern Tokyo ward of Kōtō, one such company is Shinohara Shiko, a family-run bookbinding factory that has been cutting, folding, and binding paper to make books and magazines for almost fifty years. Mastery of this highly specialized trade demands both artistic sense and technical expertise — bringing these elements together successfully produces results with durability and visual appeal.

Read the full interview with Keisuke Shinohara on Sankaku.


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