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Life of a Geisha
     

Life of a Geisha

by Eleanor Underwood
 

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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

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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 makeup and hairstyle, and artfully ritualized behavior, chastely beguiles and entertains Japan's most powerful men.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756782283
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
64

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