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Kyōdō risshiki

Inoue, Yasuji, |d 1864-1889 Kyodo risshiki . [Tanaka Tsurukichi]
Tokyo : Matsuki Heikichi, Meiji 22 [1889] 1 sheet. : woodblock, col. 37 x 25 cm
Pictures Collection, nla.obj-151493817 

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