Japanese Craftsman Restores Old Books

By Maryann Yin Comment

Some bibliophiles like to sell their old books. Others transform them into gorgeous artistic pieces. One Japanese craftsman restores them beautifully.

According to RocketNews24.com, Nobuo Okano, a Tokyo-based craftsman, has the ability to “make even the most decrepit book look like you just pulled it off the shelf at the bookstore.” BoredPanda.com reports that he has “spent 30 years perfecting the art of restoring old books.” The video embedded above showcases Okano working on an old Japanese-English dictionary with his iron—what do you think?

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