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museum of ivory 1
Japan
Copyright: Kiyoharu Takamura
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11948x5974
Taken: 08/02/2013
Uploaded: 09/02/2013
Updated: 24/04/2014
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Tags: ivory; museum; journey to the west; folding screen
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