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University of California Press, 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  - Kyle Wendy - Goodreads

Excellently written and researched book about the little known world of the geisha. Thorough and interesting...good companion to the "Memoirs of a Geisha" book. Read full review

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User Review  - Kate Millin - Goodreads

The story of an american anthropologist with a fascination about Japan - who became the first non Japanese geisha - a fascinating insight into their world Read full review

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About the author (1983)

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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