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KABUKI TODAY: The Art and Tradition. Photographs by Shunji Ohkura, text by Iwao Kamimura, translated by Kirsten McIvor. Introduction by Donald Keene. Tokyo: Kodansha International, 2001, 194 pp., profusely illustrated. 5,800 yen.

This lavish volume, as extravagant as the kabuki itself, is devoted to the photos of Shunji Ohkura, an artist who has applied himself to chronicling the various worlds of contemporary Japan.

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