The Concepts behind the Ainu Bear Festival (Kumamatsuri)

  title={The Concepts behind the Ainu Bear Festival (Kumamatsuri)},
  author={Kyōsuke Kindaichi and Minori Yoshida},
  journal={Southwestern Journal of Anthropology},
  pages={345 - 350}
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  • S. Thompson
  • Sociology
    The Journal of social psychology
  • 1975
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