development of Japanese lay Buddhism. by Tsugunari Kubo

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LC ClassificationsBQ8372 .K77 1986
The Physical Object
Pagination56 p. ;
Number of Pages56
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Open LibraryOL2458368M
LC Control Number87162435

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