“The Beauty of Kinbaku” is a fabulous book. I’m really impressed.
It is on a completely different dimension than the kinbaku photo collections and books on kinbaku that are published in Japan.
I feel as I have been shown the original source of kinbaku--remarkable scholarship, grasp of kinbaku history and beautiful and artistic photographs.
I am impressed by the author’s passion for kinbaku, which I had thought was fundamentally something Japanese. His regard for kinbaku, which I had thought was a typically Japanese emotion, comes across!
The careful wrapping on the book was attractive. The sense of Master K’s aesthetics that comes across from the book is created from the concern for details like this.
Thank you very much. “The Beauty of Kinbaku” is terrific. Please tell all this to Master K.
Signed: Rutsu Nakahara, head librarian SM Library (Fuuzoku Shiryoukan) Tokyo, Japan - 2/7/09.