The Life of a Geisha

The Life of a Geisha

The Life of a Geisha The Life of a Geisha illustrates the fascinating world of Japan s powerful and seductive geishas a fading yet beautiful world that has captured the imaginations of millions of readers of Arthur golde

  • Title: The Life of a Geisha
  • Author: Eleanor Underwood Liza Dalby
  • ISBN: 9780765117397
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Life of a Geisha illustrates the fascinating world of Japan s powerful and seductive geishas, a fading yet beautiful world that has captured the imaginations of millions of readers of Arthur golden s Memoirs of a Geisha This striking book contains full color woodblock prints made during Japan s famous Edo Period, historic and contemporary photographs of geisha life, The Life of a Geisha illustrates the fascinating world of Japan s powerful and seductive geishas, a fading yet beautiful world that has captured the imaginations of millions of readers of Arthur golden s Memoirs of a Geisha This striking book contains full color woodblock prints made during Japan s famous Edo Period, historic and contemporary photographs of geisha life, and images of the floating world Japan s mysterious artistic subculture The accompanying text includes evocative Japanese poems and haikus All celebrate the beauty and creativity of the geisha, who with her exquisitely detailed costume, elaborate make up and hairstyle, and artfully ritualized behavior, chastely beguiles and entertains Japan s most powerful men.

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    This is a beautiful, large-format book of photographs of geishas going about their business whether its strolling on the streets window shopping or going through the elaboyoung women going through all the elaborate make-up and dress procedures that turn them into the doll-like beings that so fascinate us.

    I found this to be a quick, easy and very informative read if you are looking for an introductory book regarding the history of geishas. It was interesting to learn that geishas were originally only men, the profession not becoming largely (and later, fully) female-based until the 1800s. I loved all the illustrations included in this book!

    Just got this yesterday at a booksale. I enjoyed it, beautiful graphics, interesting information. I have decided that I now know all I really want to know about Geishas.

    This book gives us a lot of information about the history of Geisha, customs and Japanse culture. There are great photos and old prints to enjoy.

    Probably better in a coffeetable-book format, than on the Nook. I was looking for more verbiage, less picture.

    Thanks Amy for the great going away gift! I was lucky enough to read it in the hotel after seeing REAL meikos at the Gion Festival in Kyoto. So interesting!

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