In the mid-1970s, an American graduate student in anthropology joined the ranks of white-powdered geisha in Kyoto, Japan. Liza Dalby took the name Ichigiku and apprenticed in the famed Pontocho district.
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Review: GeishaUser Review - Ernest Schaal - Goodreads
I read this book decades ago, and am rereading it now (almost done). Liza Dalby wrote this book in 1983, at a time when the Geisha world was already facing competition from snack bars and hostess bars ... Read full review
Review: GeishaUser Review - Kelsey McKim - Goodreads
Like most other readers (I'm guessing), I'd read Memoirs of a Geisha before I ever heard of this book. I actually stumbled upon this in a used bookstore--there was a 2 for 1 sale, I figured that this ... Read full review