Japanese Craftsman Restores Old BooksNobuo Okano has been restoring books for 30 years.
A guy brought in an old, 1,000-page English-Japanese dictionary.
He used it in his youth and now wants to restore it and give it to his daughter.
Nobuo begins by shaving the old glue from the spine.
The color doesn’t match perfectly, but he can prevent them from degrading further.
The most monotonous part is straightening out every page corner with tweezers…
The owner wrote his high school sweetheart’s initials on the book in ink.
Using a heavy-duty paper cutter, Okano removes the color from the edges.
Last but not least, the cover, with the original title on a brand-new background.