A thousand years of Japanese picture books.

A thousand years of Japanese picture books.

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Dec. 20 2006 6:06 AM

The Uninhibited Brush

A thousand years of Japanese picture books.

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Christopher Benfey is Mellon professor of English at Mount Holyoke. His latest book, A Summer of Hummingbirds, about writers and artists in Gilded Age America, has just been published by the Penguin Press.

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