Japanese Edition of Being of the Sun

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Soshisha, Ltd. of Tokyo first published its Japanese edition of Being of the Sun by Alicia Bay Laurel and Ramón Sender Barayon in 1974.  Translated by famed mystery writer Mariko Fukumachi, and hand-lettered in Japanese characters that fall the same spacial area of each page as the original handwritten text by Alicia Bay Laurel.  Ramón Sender Barayon, one of the avant-garde composers that founded the San Francisco Tape Music Center, and a specialist in modes and scales, composed the melodies and wrote the sheet music for the many chants in the book devoted to the natural cycles of light and darkness; he and Alicia Bay Laurel wrote the lyrics to these chants together.  Imported from Japan.