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Posted March 20, 2009
This book is filled with descriptions of the inner workings of Yoshiwara. There is so much wonderful history recorded here.
The only difficulty I had in reading was most likely due to the curious nature of translation. Some intricacies of culture just can't be communicated on the page. Anyone wanting to understand the differences between courtesans or prostitutes and geisha would probably find many passages from this book helpful. Wonderfully, this book discusses all the other occupations that make/made Yoshiwara tick as well.