(The book above is currently available in my Etsy Shop)
This book is a coptic book made to look like a Japanese Stab binding. Because it was made as a wedding gift, I wanted it to open flat the way a coptic opens, but because the bride and groom had both spent time in Japan, I wanted to style it as a Japanese binding. The solution was to have Japanese-style stitching through the board as ornament, but not through the actual text block.
(The book is available for sale at my Etsy Shop)