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Published by Meiji-shobo in Tokyo [etc.] .
Written in English



  • Japan.


  • Costume -- Japan.,
  • Nō.,
  • Textile industry -- Japan.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesCostume of nō play in Japan.
Statementby Iwao Kongow... 50 coloured plates.
LC ClassificationsNK4784 .K6
The Physical Object
Pagination1 p. l., 51 pl. (part col.)
Number of Pages51
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6493662M
LC Control Number45045779

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