Rōmaji Japanese English
emaki picture scroll; illustrated scroll
fukuro-toji pouch binding with folded leaves used in Chinese bookbinding, also known as stab binding
ganpi a wild plant native to Japan, used to make an especially fine and shiny paper
funori seaweed-based glue used as an adhesive and sizing in Japanese bookbinding
gofun white chalk; gesso used to apply mica
hakubyō black and white line drawing
kana syllabary used to write Japanese phonetically
kanji Chinese characters
kōzogami; choshi kozo/mulberry paper
monogatari tale
musubi-toji knot binding; a binding where sheets are stacked together and attached with two knots. Also known as Yamato-toji.
nikawa animal-based glue made from hide, animal and fish bones, etc.
nikki diary
onnade women's hand; term used to refer to kana in the Heian period
seihon bookbinding
tetchōsō, tetsuyōsō; retchōsō, retsujōsō a type of binding where sheets are folded in half in signatures of ~5 sheets, then stacked together and stitched from front to back, similar to Western-style binding. Also known as Yamato-toji or multi-section binding.
waka traditional Japanese poetry
wahon traditionally bound Japanese book
washi traditional Japanese paper
watoji traditional Japanese binding
Yamato traditional name for Japan

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