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by Eleanor Underwood

Category: Asia
Subcategory: History books
Author: Eleanor Underwood
ISBN: 0765117398
ISBN13: 978-0765117397
Language: English
Publisher: Smithmark Pub (November 1, 1999)
Pages: 64
Fb2 eBook: 1502 kb
ePub eBook: 1732 kb
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The Life of a Geisha book.

The Life of a Geisha book.

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This lovely volume fully illuminates the seductive geisha world, offering a look "behind the scenes" into the life and times of this chastely beguiling female icon who has captivated Japan's most powerful men for over 200 years.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. This lovely volume fully illuminates the seductive geisha world, offering a look "behind the scenes" into the life and times of this chastely beguiling female icon who has captivated Japan's most powerful men for over 200 years.

This book of Geisha culture and history features beautiful antique photographs and a wealth of information. Geisha have the odd distinction of being both legendary and real, and this book helps clarify those differences. Myth by nature is monolithic, transcending history and individuals, whereas the reality is a variety of geisha communities in different areas of Japan, Status hierarchies among communities in the same city, and of course differences among individual geisha.

The Life of Geisha illustrates the fascinating world of Japan's powerful and seductive geishas, a fading yet beautiful world that has captured the imaginations of. .Life of Geisha - Eleanor Underwood.

The Life of 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. 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.

Life of a Geisha" also makes a fantastic coffee table book and conversation piece, with all it's magnificent photos, facts . The text is familiar to anyone who has read "Memoirs of a Geisha" by Arthur Golden or "Geisha" by Liza Dalby.

Life of a Geisha" also makes a fantastic coffee table book and conversation piece, with all it's magnificent photos, facts, and poems! This is a gorgeous book. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 20 years ago. The numerous illustrations are beautiful, and make this book well worth the purchase price.

Read various fiction books with us in our e-reader. When reading geisha's confessions, you feel like you are going through happiness and sorrow with her. You will feel the emotions and feelings of hers and of course, learn more about Japanese culture and traditions. MoreLess Show More Show Less.

The book tells the story of one woman, Sayuri, who is born into poverty in.Others in Gion agree that geisha are indeed far from the demure creatures of the popular imagination.

The book tells the story of one woman, Sayuri, who is born into poverty in the 1920s, sold into bondage in Gion, suffers a miserable apprenticeship, and finally triumphs as the greatest geisha of her generation . thank you for everything.

The life of a maiko requires a lot of self-sacrifice and self-discipline. Shikomi will help out around the okiya (geisha house) where the geisha live. They might walk with apprentices and geisha to their appointments, holding their bags or running small errands and slowly learning about the trade. Because of this, it’s a very difficult but respected profession. The world of the geisha is still a mysterious one to most people, and that’s the way they like it. Get a glimpse behind the scenes of today’s maiko and hangyoku (apprentice geisha in Tokyo). These days, there is no need to be a shikomi before becoming a maiko.

Period and contemporary photographs, along with traditional Japanese poetry and haiku and woodblock prints, highlight a close-up look inside the world of the geisha, from her richly detailed costume and makeup to her ritualized behavior.
Comments to eBook The Life of a Geisha
Trex
There is only one other book that depicts geisha as well as this one, that one is a little better because it focuses mostly on the present instead of past. However this book is an essential must have for anyone interested in Geisha.
Ynye
Disappointing book. I was hesitant to buy it with Liza Dalby's name attached to it. Dalby claims she was a "geisha," when in fact, she was never a true geisha, just dressed up like them and accompanied geisha on their entertainment circuit. Dalby was also heavily vested in MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA, which explains why this book refers so much to the "MEMOIRS" movie, book and Sayuri, the geisha in aforementioned book and movie, The text is weak and the pictures mediocre.
Gunos
Bought it for my wife as a Christmas present at her request. She adores the book, finds it very well written and insightful. An excellent resource to better understand these beautiful women of the arts.
Simple
It is a wonderfull, special book.
Mightdragon
Nice book but that wasn't the book I meant to order. I wanted the novel, Life of a Geisha.
Crazy
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!
Umrdana
This book, whilst visually pleasing, does not really contain a whole lot of new information about geisha.
I also disliked the fact how the author kept on refering to Arthur Golden's book, "Memoirs of a Geisha" all the way through it. The reason why I disliked this is largely due to the fact that Memoirs IS a work of fiction, not non-fiction, and it should never be used as a reference for trying to present to us factual information about geisha.
If you don't care too much for pretty pictures, but want good solid information, this probably is not the book for you.
If you don't care too much for the information - but want lots of lovely pictures to feast your eyes on...by all means buy this book!
If, you are just as obsessed like I am with learning about the geisha culture, it probably wont matter to you, regardless! *chuckles*
I bought this book while I was reading Golden's "Memoirs of a Geisha" and found it quite helpful in pulling together mental pictures while I was reading the novel. "Memoirs" is so rich in detail that having beautiful pictures and historical sidenotes really enhanced my reading experience and helped me get more of a feeling for the environment in which the story takes place. "Life of a Geisha" also makes a fantastic coffee table book and conversation piece, with all it's magnificent photos, facts, and poems!
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