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essence of modern haiku 300 poems by Seishi Yamaguchi

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Published by Mangajin, Inc., Weatherhill, Inc. (dist.) in Atlanta, Georgia, Stratford, Conn .
Written in English


  • Haiku,
  • Japanese poetry

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 318-319) and index

Statementby Seishi Yamaguchi ; translated by Takashi Kodaira and Alfred H. Marks ; with a foreword by Sono Uchida ; calligraphy by Seishi Yamaguchi
ContributionsUchida, Sono, 1924-, Marks, Alfred H., Kodaira, Takashi.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxi, 330 p. :
Number of Pages330
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16744009M
ISBN 100963433539, 0963433504

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