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Symbols of Japan: Thematic Motifs in Art and Design

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"" . . . It is in the nature of man to both think and express himself symbolically. Moreover, the power of symbols is magnified when a society has broadly shared experiences, a deep knowledge of its cultural traditions, and common sentiments about those experiences and traditions. The fact that these conditions exist in Japan to a striking degree has insured that the country continues to enjoy a cultural life meaningfully enriched by the use of symbols."" So begins Merrily Baird's definitive guide to the symbols of Japan. ...

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Symbols of Japan: Thematic Motifs in Art and Design
2001, Rizzoli International Publications, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780847823611

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