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Geisha of Gion: The True Story of Japan's Foremost Geisha (Hardback)
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Geisha of Gion: The True Story of Japan's Foremost Geisha (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 07/10/2002
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'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.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780743220361
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 1 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm

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“The REAL memoirs of a Geisha”

To say that this book is good just does not do it justice. This amazing book gives you inside access to what the 'Flower and Willow' world was really like post WW2. From jealous rivals, rigorous training and... More

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