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Geisha, a Life by Mineko Iwasaki
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Dec 20, 07

Recommended for: anyone interested in the life of a geisha
Read in June, 2006

i read this book after i have read 'memoirs of a geisha' because i wanted to see through the eyes of a retired geisha to understand what it was really like. This book was set in Gion, one of the wealthiest entertainment districts so paints a picture of how the well off in the business had live while showing you of the great sadness and strains that the geisha were put under from such a young age. This book was well worth reading after 'memoirs of a geisha' as it gives a first hand account of how daily life really was.
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