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Geisha, A Life
Geisha, A Life by Mineko Iwasaki 0743444299 9780743444293
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Geisha, A Life by Mineko Iwasaki

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 Kyotos 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 Japans 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 Lifeis her story -- at times heartbreaking, always awe-inspiring, and totally true.

Author: Mineko Iwasaki

Language: English

Edition: First printing

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 297

Publisher: Washington Square Press

Publication Date: 2003-09-01

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ISBN: 0743444299

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