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Japanese religions in California a report on research within and without the Japanese-American community by

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Published by Dept. of Religious Studies, University of Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan .
Written in English



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Includes bibliographies.

Statementedited by Keiichi Yanagawa.
ContributionsYanagawa, Keiichi, 1926-, Tōkyō Daigaku. Shūkyōgaku Kenkyūshitsu.
LC ClassificationsBL2527.C2 J36 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination291 p., [15] p. of plates :
Number of Pages291
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2901125M
LC Control Number84129250

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