Yoshiwara: The Glittering World of the Japanese Courtesan

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University of Hawaii Press, 1993 - History - 310 pages
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Drawing on both historical and literary sources, examines life in the pleasure houses of Japan during the Edo period from the early 1600s to 1868. Among the topics are the origins, illegal competitors, the cost of a visit, the treatment of the courtesans, traditions and protocols, Yoshiwara arts, th
 

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Seigle presents a comprehensive history of Japan's most famous red-light district. Following the establishment of the Tokugawa Shogunate at Edo in 1604, an influx of womanless Samurai led to the ... Read full review

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Chronology I
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Bibliography I
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