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Religion in Japanese culture

where living traditions meet a changing world

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Published by Kodansha International in Tokyo, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Japan
    • Subjects:
    • Japan -- Religion.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesNihon no shūkyō gaikan, Japanese religion.
      Statementedited by Noriyoshi Tamaru and David Reid.
      ContributionsTamaru, Noriyoshi, 1931-, Reid, David, 1927-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBL2202 .R473 1996
      The Physical Object
      Pagination238 p. :
      Number of Pages238
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL495436M
      ISBN 104770020546
      LC Control Number98228869


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