Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and Google+.
Fore-edge painting is a process, dating back to the 10th century, of painting scenes on the fanned edges of a book’s pages or on the closed edge (side) itself. The fanned edge scenes remain hidden until the book is opened and the pages are gently displaced to align the tiny segments of the painting hidden on the very edge of each page. The closed edge style is easily viewed so long as the book remains closed.