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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1983 - Performing Arts - 347 pages
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The author, an American anthropologist, describes her experiences during the year she spent as a Japanese geisha, and looks at the role of women, and geishas, in modern Japan

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User Review  - Megha - Goodreads

Those who read Memoirs of Geisha, this book clears the questions about facts and fiction. Nice and recommended who like text-book like books. Read full review

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User Review  - Jewel - Goodreads

Lots of great information but I didn't really like how Dalby writes. Sometimes it almost seems like she is prejudiced toward Westerners...Like many of the other reviews say, a better editor would have ... Read full review

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Dably (popular author of Geisha and Tale of Murasaki) vividly recreates kimono and those who wore them through the centuries, exploring Japanese culture as well.

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