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Leather Carving Techniques Taca Fine Leather Edition (Professional Series) (Japanese) - Japanese Craft Book

¥8,900

Release date: 2021/8/11
Language ‏ : ‎ Japanese
Book: ‎ 296 pages


The long-awaited fourth book in the popular “Leather Carving Techniques” series is
The details and specific techniques have not been clear until now.
American traditional/floral carving style,
This is a book that specializes in "Arizona style" and "California style".

The Arizona style is characterized by its rustic and wild expression, and the many lively flowers.
The California style uses buds and leaves as a design,
It is an attractive traditional carving style that was established in America before the Sheridan style.
In Japan (even in the United States today), there is very little detailed information regarding its history and techniques.
Only a few carvers were involved.

This book introduces these two attractive carving styles.
Trained under an authentic American saddle maker,
One of Japan's top carvers, who has made it unique through research and technical refinement.
This is an easy-to-understand book that is fully supervised by Takayuki Otsuka of Taka Fine Leather Japan.

The history and background of the birth of each carving style in America,
Starting with an explanation of the typical master carvers who have worked on this and the characteristics of their carving styles,
A thorough explanation of the techniques used to actually carve each carving style from scratch, including the engravings used.
So that readers can create many works of each style,
Over 30 original design designs drawn by Mr. Otsuka are posted along with carving samples and a list of engravings used.
We also include samples of each carving sample made into accessories, so
You can also use your creations after enjoying carving (note: sewing instructions are not included).

In addition, Mr. Otsuka, the supervisor, was his mentor during his training in America and is also his current ally.
Master carver living in Sheridan, USA.
In recent years, he has been awarded the National Heritage Fellowship, which is equivalent to a Living National Treasure in Japan.
Special reader contribution by Jim Jackson,
In addition to introducing his works, which are rarely seen in Japan,
It also includes an explanation of his Sheridan style carving technique, which is the first of its kind in Japan.

In addition, there are designs drawn by active American master carvers,
The journey of the supervisor Mr. Otsuka up to the present,
Includes a special contribution with a message for the next generation who will be responsible for the carving scene in the future.
It is packed with content that can be enjoyed by everyone from veterans to beginners.


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Japanese Craft Bookstore

Leather Carving Techniques Taca Fine Leather Edition (Professional Series) (Japanese) - Japanese Craft Book

¥8,900

Release date: 2021/8/11
Language ‏ : ‎ Japanese
Book: ‎ 296 pages


The long-awaited fourth book in the popular “Leather Carving Techniques” series is
The details and specific techniques have not been clear until now.
American traditional/floral carving style,
This is a book that specializes in "Arizona style" and "California style".

The Arizona style is characterized by its rustic and wild expression, and the many lively flowers.
The California style uses buds and leaves as a design,
It is an attractive traditional carving style that was established in America before the Sheridan style.
In Japan (even in the United States today), there is very little detailed information regarding its history and techniques.
Only a few carvers were involved.

This book introduces these two attractive carving styles.
Trained under an authentic American saddle maker,
One of Japan's top carvers, who has made it unique through research and technical refinement.
This is an easy-to-understand book that is fully supervised by Takayuki Otsuka of Taka Fine Leather Japan.

The history and background of the birth of each carving style in America,
Starting with an explanation of the typical master carvers who have worked on this and the characteristics of their carving styles,
A thorough explanation of the techniques used to actually carve each carving style from scratch, including the engravings used.
So that readers can create many works of each style,
Over 30 original design designs drawn by Mr. Otsuka are posted along with carving samples and a list of engravings used.
We also include samples of each carving sample made into accessories, so
You can also use your creations after enjoying carving (note: sewing instructions are not included).

In addition, Mr. Otsuka, the supervisor, was his mentor during his training in America and is also his current ally.
Master carver living in Sheridan, USA.
In recent years, he has been awarded the National Heritage Fellowship, which is equivalent to a Living National Treasure in Japan.
Special reader contribution by Jim Jackson,
In addition to introducing his works, which are rarely seen in Japan,
It also includes an explanation of his Sheridan style carving technique, which is the first of its kind in Japan.

In addition, there are designs drawn by active American master carvers,
The journey of the supervisor Mr. Otsuka up to the present,
Includes a special contribution with a message for the next generation who will be responsible for the carving scene in the future.
It is packed with content that can be enjoyed by everyone from veterans to beginners.


Shipping information:
The shipping cost depends on the weight of the items. It will automatically calculate when you add it to the shopping cart. (Chat with us for more details)

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