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Published by Okinawa Dept. of Commerce, Industry & Labor, Tourism & Cultural Affirs Bureau in Naha City .
Written in English



  • Japan,
  • Ryukyu Islands.


  • Folk dancing -- Japan -- Ryukyu Islands.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 120).

Other titlesRyūkyū buyō
Statement[introduction, Ōshiro Tatsuhiro, Sakiyama Ritsuko ; text, Sakiyama Ritsuko ; translation, Robin Thompson ; editor of English text, Marie Yamazato].
ContributionsSakiyama, Ritsuko.
LC ClassificationsGV1696.R9 R9813 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination120 p. :
Number of Pages120
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL545561M
LC Control Number96125831

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