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Mythological Japan

or, The symbolisms of mythology in relation to Japanese art, with illustrations drawn in Japan, by native artists

by Alexander Francis Otto

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Published by D. Biddle in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Art, Japanese,
  • Mythology, Japanese,
  • Symbolism

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesThe symbolisms of mythology in relation to Japanese art.
    Statementby Alexander F. Otto and Theodore S. Holbrook
    ContributionsHolbrook, Theodore S.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsN7350 .O7
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 p. l., [7]-63 p.
    Number of Pages63
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24152808M
    LC Control Number02029399
    OCLC/WorldCa1001149


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Otto. Dr. Michael Ashkenazi's "Handbook of Japanese Mythology" is an expert study that deserves a prominent place on the shelves of many japanophiles, including those devoted to religious studies and such early sources as the "Kojiki" and "Nihongi," as well as those who more broadly study the roots of world by:   To really delve into the mythology, we need a book that tells of us the diverse breadth of stories that makeup Japanese history and culture.

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