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Geisha of Gion: The True Story of Japan's Foremost Geisha: The Memoir of Mineko Iwasaki By Mineko Iwasaki

Geisha of Gion: The True Story of Japan's Foremost Geisha: The Memoir of Mineko Iwasaki
by Mineko Iwasaki

Bestselling novels about geisha life abound - but this is the first true story by a leading geisha.
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Geisha of Gion: The True Story of Japan's Foremost Geisha: The Memoir of Mineko Iwasaki Summary


'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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Sku
GOR000519261
Title
Geisha of Gion: The True Story of Japan's Foremost Geisha: The Memoir of Mineko Iwasaki
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Year published
Number of pages
352
ISBN 10
074343059X
ISBN 13
9780743430593
Prizes
N/A
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