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Published by Sterling Pub. in New York .
Written in English



  • Japan.


  • Calligraphy, Japanese -- Technique,
  • Decoration and ornament -- Japan

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Other titlesJapanese calligraphy
StatementYoko Takenami.
LC ClassificationsNK3637.A3 T35 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3308839M
ISBN 101402714394
LC Control Number2004056624

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