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Converting from accordion-type book to scroll

Rebinding: from orihon (accordion-type book) to scroll

Here is the second major type of conversion.

Accordion-type book to scroll

Procedure: The cover is removed and the book is stretched open. The roller is applied at the end and a new cover is inserted at the beginning.

How to tell: the original creases remain visible no matter what.

Main advantage: The higher prestige and value of the scroll format.

*Myōhō rengekyō* Fig.1. Example of orihon to scroll conversion: Myōhō rengekyō (Lotus Sutra of the Wonderful Law).
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