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The Life of a Geisha

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"The Life of a Geisha" illustrates the fascinating world of Japan's powerful and seductive geishas, a fading yet beautiful world that has captured the imaginations of millions of readers of Arthur golden's Memoirs of a Geisha. This striking book contains full-color woodblock prints made during Japan's famous Edo Period, historic and contemporary photographs of geisha life, ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by Smithmark Publishers
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Petra X
This is a beautiful, large-format book of photographs of geishas going about their business whether its strolling on the streets window shopping or going through the elaboyoung women going through all the elaborate make-up and dress procedures that turn them into the doll-like beings that so fascinate us.
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was ok
kind of boring
Angie Fehl
Jun 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
I found this to be a quick, easy and very informative read if you are looking for an introductory book regarding the history of geishas. It was interesting to learn that geishas were originally only men, the profession not becoming largely (and later, fully) female-based until the 1800s. I loved all the illustrations included in this book!
Rachel Kopel
Sep 14, 2009 rated it it was ok
Just got this yesterday at a booksale. I enjoyed it, beautiful graphics, interesting information. I have decided that I now know all I really want to know about Geishas.
Feb 19, 2014 rated it liked it
This book gives us a lot of information about the history of Geisha, customs and Japanse culture. There are great photos and old prints to enjoy.
Mar 10, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: library-e-books
Probably better in a coffeetable-book format, than on the Nook. I was looking for more verbiage, less picture.
Jan 26, 2008 rated it really liked it
Very enlightening look on what it takes to become a top Geisha.
Oct 14, 2008 rated it really liked it
Thanks Amy for the great going away gift! I was lucky enough to read it in the hotel after seeing REAL meikos at the Gion Festival in Kyoto. So interesting!
Shan Walker
Jan 12, 2011 rated it it was ok
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck is still my favorite on the Asian culture.
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