Geisha

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1983 - Performing Arts - 347 pages
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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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User 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

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User 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

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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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