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Japanese Names and How to Read Them
A Manual for Art Collectors and Students
by Albert J. Koop & Hogitaro Inada

Long out of print, the pioneering work remains an important and fundamental reference for those wishing to master the pronunciation of Japanese names. The central feature of the 572-page work is a dictionary of kanji used in writing Japanese names, categorized by stroke count, with a complete index cross-referencing characters by pronunciation.

Also included are useful auxiliary references such as the Genji symbols, reign periods and dates, personal names and titles, and typical signatures. With copies of the original 1923 edition commanding from $200 to $800, this essential tool for students, scholars, connoisseurs, and collectors is now available in a reasonably priced, soft-cover format. 

Published by Floating World Editions
Published 2003, 561 pp.
ISBN 1 891640 13 5, paperback, 45.00