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The Art of Washi Paper in Japanese Rare Books

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About

Learn about the history, production and design of papers used inside Japanese Rare Books with The Art of Washi Paper in Japanese Rare Books at FutureLearn.

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Overview

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

The Art of Washi Paper in Japanese Rare Books at FutureLearn  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.

Programme Structure

Topics:

  • How to categorize washi paper.
  • How the washi paper is crafted.
  • What kind of materials are used to make washi.
  • Washi paper used in our daily life.
  • The history of paper.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 21 days
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This course is aimed at anyone interested in Japanese rare books and papers. It may be of particular interest to librarians, bookshop professionals, paper conservators, researchers and designers.
  • The course makes use of a number of visual resources which may unfortunately make some of the activities not accessible to learners with a visual impairment. Course videos are provided in Japanese with English subtitles.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 21 days.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 21 days.

It's free to join and study this course, you have the option to upgrade  and receive a digital and printed certificate for $59. Additional benefits can be reached via the Unlimited FutureLearn product. 

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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