Maria M. Elmvang's Reviews > Geisha of Gion: The True Story of Japan's Foremost Geisha: The Memoir of Mineko Iwasaki

Geisha of Gion by Mineko Iwasaki
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Jul 06, 07

bookshelves: cultural, favourites, biographies, owned-physical-book, 2007, 5-stars, non-fiction
Read in January, 2007

Ever since I read "Memoirs of a Geisha" I've wanted to read this one, as Arthur Golden mentions this book as being one of his inspirations. On my way to Italy I found it at the airport, and immediately bought it. It did not disappoint. Where MoaG takes place around World War 2, this one describes the life of a Geisha in the 60s and 70s. You get to read about how Mineko meets Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth and several other celebrities that we 'know'. Fascinating book.
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Linda Miller She also backs up her story of meeting Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth and others with pictures within the book of her and these people.


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