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Geisha : A Life

by Iwasaki, Mineko

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ISBN 10
0743444329
ISBN 13
9780743444323
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No woman in the three-hundred-year history of the karyukai has ever come forward in public to tell her story -- until now. "Many say I was the best geisha of my generation," writes Mineko Iwasaki. "And yet, it was a life that I found too constricting to continue. And one that I ultimately had to leave." Trained to become a geisha from the age of five, Iwasaki would live among the other "women of art" in Kyoto's Gion Kobu district and practice the ancient customs of Japanese entertainment. She was loved by kings, princes, military heroes, and wealthy statesmen alike. But even though she became one of the most prized geishas in Japan's history, Iwasaki wanted more: her own life. And by the time she retired at age twenty-nine, Iwasaki was finally on her way toward a new beginning. Geisha, a Life is her story -- at times heartbreaking, always awe-inspiring, and totally true.

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Bookseller
Better World Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
GRP97549921
Title
Geisha : A Life
Author
Iwasaki, Mineko
Book condition
Used - Good
Quantity-available
3
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0743444329
ISBN 13
9780743444323
Publisher
Atria Books
Place of Publication
New York, New York, U.s.a.
This edition first published
October 1, 2002

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