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Geisha of Gion Mineko Iwasaki

Geisha of Gion By Mineko Iwasaki

Geisha of Gion by Mineko Iwasaki


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Summary

Bestselling novels about geisha life abound - but this is the first true story by a leading geisha.

Geisha of Gion Summary

Geisha of Gion: The True Story of Japan's Foremost Geisha 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.

Additional information

GOR011878154
9781471195105
1471195104
Geisha of Gion: The True Story of Japan's Foremost Geisha by Mineko Iwasaki
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Simon & Schuster Ltd
20210708
352
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