Geisha

Download or Read eBook Geisha PDF written by Mineko Iwasaki and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2003-09 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Geisha

Book Synopsis Geisha by : Mineko Iwasaki

A Kyoto geisha describes her initiation into an okiya at the age of four, the intricate training that made up most of her education, her successful career, and the traditions surrounding the geisha culture.

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  • Publisher – Simon and Schuster
  • Total Pages – 336
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  • ISBN-10 – 0743444299
  • ISBN-13 – 9780743444293

Geisha of Gion

Download or Read eBook Geisha of Gion PDF written by Mineko Iwasaki and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-12-11 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Geisha of Gion

Book Synopsis Geisha of Gion by : Mineko Iwasaki

The extraordinary, bestselling memoir from Japan's foremost geisha. 'A glimpse into the exotic, mysterious, tinged-with-eroticism world of the almost mythical geisha' Val Hennessy, Daily Mail '[An] eloquent and innovative memoir' The Times 'I can identify the exact moment when things began to change. It was a cold winter afternoon. I had just turned three.' Emerging shyly from her hiding place, Mineko encounters Madam Oima, the formidable proprietress of a prolific geisha house in Gion. Madam Oima is mesmerised by the child's black hair and black eyes: she has found her successor. And so Mineko is gently, but firmly, prised away from her parents to embark on an extraordinary profession, of which she will become the best. But even if you are exquisitely beautiful and the darling of the okiya, the life of a geisha is one of gruelling demands. And Mineko must first contend with her bitterly jealous sister who is determined to sabotage her success . . . Captivating and poignant, Geisha of Gion tells of Mineko's ascendancy to fame and her ultimate decision to leave the profession she found so constricting. After centuries of mystery Mineko is the only geisha to speak out. This is the true story she has long wanted to tell and the one that the West has long wanted to hear.

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  • Publisher – Simon and Schuster
  • Total Pages – 352
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781471105739
  • ISBN-13 – 1471105733

Geisha

Download or Read eBook Geisha PDF written by Mineko Iwasaki and published by . This book was released on 2001-01-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Geisha

Book Synopsis Geisha by : Mineko Iwasaki

For more than four decades, Mineko Iwasaki has lived within the boundaries of powerful but invisible constraints. With this autobiography, Mineko eloquently removes the veil that has long concealed the geisha tradition. Captivating and poignant, Mineko's book is filled with moments of great strength and delicate beauty, making this a brave and luminous revelation.

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  • ISBN-10 – 5559193828
  • ISBN-13 – 9785559193823

Geisha of Gion

Download or Read eBook Geisha of Gion PDF written by Mineko Iwasaki and published by Gardners Books. This book was released on 2002 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Geisha of Gion

Book Synopsis Geisha of Gion by : Mineko Iwasaki

'I can identify the exact moment when things began to change. It was a cold winter afternoon. I had just turned three.' Emerging shyly from her hiding place, Mineko encounters Madam Oima, the formidable proprietress of a prolific geisha house in Gion. Madam Oima is mesmerized by the child's black hair and black eyes: she has found her successor. And so Mineko is gently, but firmly, prised away from her parents to embark on an extraordinary career, of which she will become the best. But even if you are exquisitely beautiful and the darling of the okiya, the life of a geisha is one of gruelling professional demands. And Mineko must first contend with her bitterly jealous sister who is determined to sabotage her success . . . Captivating and poignant, GEISHA OF GION tells of Mineko's ascendancy to fame and her ultimate decision to leave the profession she found so constricting.

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  • Publisher – Gardners Books
  • Total Pages – 334
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  • ISBN-10 – 0743220366
  • ISBN-13 – 9780743220361

Life of Geisha

Download or Read eBook Life of Geisha PDF written by Eleanor Underwood and published by Tuttle Publishing. This book was released on 2012-07-10 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Life of Geisha

Book Synopsis Life of Geisha by : Eleanor Underwood

This book of Geisha culture and history features beautiful antique photographs and a wealth of information. Geisha have the odd distinction of being both legendary and real, and this book helps clarify those differences. Myth by nature is monolithic, transcending history and individuals, whereas the reality is a variety of geisha communities in different areas of Japan, Status hierarchies among communities in the same city, and of course differences among individual geisha. The Life of 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. This striking book contains full-color woodblock prints made during Japan's famous Edo Period, historic and contemporary photographs of geisha life, and images of the "floating world," Japan's mysterious artistic subculture. The accompanying text includes evocative Japanese poems and haikus. All celebrate the beauty and creativity of the geisha, who with her exquisitely detailed costume, elaborate makeup and hairstyle, and artfully ritualized behavior, chastely beguiles and entertains Japan's most powerful men.

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  • Publisher – Tuttle Publishing
  • Total Pages – 64
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781462902194
  • ISBN-13 – 1462902197