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Safe Method to Pass University Entrance Exams in the Subject of Japanese
Sichere Anleitung zum Bestehen jeder Universitätsaufnahmeprüfung im Fach Japanisch.

Item date(s): Juli 2003

Veronika Schäpers  - (book artist)
Shimizu Yoshinori

Pages: unpaged [40pp]
Size: 480mm
Language: German; Japanese
Inscription: Signed by the artist.
Edition: #29/40

Place publication: Tokyo, Japan
Exhibition 2022

Additional notes:
"This short story describes the Japanese system of entrance examinations, also known as the 'examination hell.' To illustrate the expensive, exhausting and very monotonous procedure, the whole text is underlaid with a pattern of hand-stamped marks, normally used by teachers to mark homework."

Paper samples in 72Fr

Reference note:
Japanese stab binding.

Contained in a linen bag with coloured string ties.

Letterpress print of the text using zinc plates in German and Japanese.

Translated into German by Katja Cassing.

Japanese rubber stamps for school marks, printed by hand with printing ink in various colors on mitsumata paper.

Japanese binding with twisted paper cord.

Cover made of kozo-ganpi cardboard printed with rubber stamps in light pink.

Padded case made of cotton fabrics in the shape of a Japanese omamori charm, with the Japanese title embroidered in ivory.

40 pages. 34 cm x 49 cm

Edition of 40 copies using Arabic numerals

Exhibition notes:
Creative Research: The Artists’ Books of Veronika Schäpers, Robbin Ami Silverberg and Julie Chen JBCBA, WAM

22 September to 15 December 2022

Ref: GB/11482

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