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Geisha : A Life

by Mineko Iwasaki

Condition: Good


Washington Square Press, 2003. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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.


  • Seller: ThriftBooks US (US)
  • Seller Inventory #: G0743444299I3N10
  • Title: Geisha : A Life
  • Author: Mineko Iwasaki
  • Format/binding: Paperback
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN 10: 0743444299
  • ISBN 13: 9780743444293
  • Publisher: Washington Square Press
  • Place: New York, New York, U.s.a.
  • Date published: 2003


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