Early Japanese art
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Early Japanese art the great tombs and treasures. by Kidder, J. Edward

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Published by Thames and Hudson in London .
Written in English


  • Tombs -- Japan

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Includes bibliography.

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Pagination354 p.
Number of Pages354
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23238447M

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