Exhibition of modern Japanese calligraphy especially arranged for U.S. display.

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Published by Asahi Shimbun in [Tokyo?] .

Written in English

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  • Calligraphy, Japanese -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.

Edition Notes

Sponsors : Japan Society, New York ; Society for International Cultural Relations, Japan ; supporters: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan ; Asahi Shimbun, Japan.

Book details

Other titlesAsahi shinbun (Tōkyō-ban)
ContributionsJapan Society (New York, N.Y.), Japan. Gaimushō., Kokusai Bunka Shinkōkai.
LC ClassificationsND1457.J33 E94 1963
The Physical Object
Pagination56 p. :
Number of Pages56
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19327946M

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