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Geisha, A Life

Geisha, A Life

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Geisha, A Life
by Mineko Iwasaki, Rande Brown, Cindy Kay

From the dust cover:
Celebrated as the most successful geisha of her generation, Mineko Iwasaki was only 5 years old when she left her parents' home for the world of the geisha. For the next 25 years, she would live a life filled with extraordinary professional demands and rich rewards. Through great pride and determination, she would be hailed as one of the most prized geishas in Japan's history, and one of the last great practitioners of this now fading art form.

In Geisha, a Life, Mineko Iwasaki tells her story, from her warm early childhood, to her intense yet privileged upbringing in the Iwasaki okiya (household), to her years as a renowned geisha, and finally, to her decision at the age of 29 to retire and marry, a move that would mirror the demise of geisha culture. Mineko brings to life the beauty and wonder of Gion Kobu, a place that "existed in a world apart, a special realm whose mission and identity depended on preserving the time-honored traditions of the past."

Publisher ‏ : Atria Books (Simon & Schuster), October 2002
Paperback ‏ : ‎297 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎0-7434-4432-9
Item Weight : 1.6lbs
Dimensions: 9" x 6"
Condition: Used, excellent

Condition: New


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