Japan"s new Buddhism an objective account of Soka Gakkai by Kiyoaki Murata

Cover of: Japan

Published by Walker/Weatherhill [i.e. J. Weatherhill; distributed by Walker in New York .

Written in English

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  • Sōka Gakkai

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 183-186.

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Statementby Kiyoaki Murata. Foreword by Daisaku Ikeda.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL1442.S6 M87
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 194 p.
Number of Pages194
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5073400M
LC Control Number74083640

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