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Geisha of Gion by Mineko Iwasaki
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really liked it
bookshelves: japan, memoir, geisha

An interesting look at the life of a Geisha. I didn't know they started training quiet young. I couldn't have left my parents at that age and I'm suprised they actually let someone of such a young age to make that decision for themselfs. I liked reading about all the training and what being a Geisha entails. It seems like hard work! I was amused when reading about the Queen. I bet she didn't like her husband flirting with the pretty, young Mineko. However I did feel abit ashamed that she wouldn't eat the food. Mineko was right that it was just rude. Yaeko was a horrible person but I can understand why she felt like that. I don't really agree with selling your children. I would also be angry at my parents if that had happened to me. However she shouldn't have taken it out on Mineko. Once you get over the unfamiliar names and place(which can get abit confusing at the start) the book becomes very enjoyable.

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Reading Progress

March 20, 2011 – Started Reading
March 20, 2011 – Shelved
March 21, 2011 –
page 54
March 21, 2011 –
page 188
March 22, 2011 – Shelved as: japan
March 22, 2011 – Shelved as: memoir
March 22, 2011 – Shelved as: geisha
March 22, 2011 – Finished Reading

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