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- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: starchpaste
- From: Sam Lanham <slanham@HCTC.NET>
- Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 18:06:50 -0500
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A source for the Japanese paste practice may be found on pp. 22ff. of
JAPANESE BOOKBINDING, by Kojiro Ikegami, translated by Barbara B. Stephan,
NY/Tokyo (Weatherhill), 1986. The aged paste was used primarily for
restoration and its name in Japanese tranlates to "foul paste." Not hard
to imagine why.
At 05:17 PM 3/31/98 -0500, you wrote:
>at some time i heard that the japanese used to cook their paste and
>bury/keep it in a cool place for a long period until needed.
>supposedly while stored the paste underwent a change to the effect that
>when brought out to be used, it would not spoil anymore?
>i have been unable to locate a source for this information. i would
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