Japanese Craftsman Restores Old Books To Look Good As New

The most monotonous part is straightening out every page corner with tweezers…

…and then wetting and ironing the corners straight!

He even has a special tiny iron for the job

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

New, minty-fresh pages!

Last but not least, the cover, with the original title on a brand-new background


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