Memoirs of a Geisha   廓の女

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Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha Yuki Inoue.

Memoirs of a Geisha

Through this biography, the author invites the reader to follow Kuni Yamaguchi (1892-?), a young girl who was sold at the age of eight by her father to be trained to become a geisha. The image of supreme Japanese refinement, this being with immaculate white skin, however depicts a surprisingly dark picture. Learning an unsuspected rigor, the life of this girl in the geisha district of Kanazawa quickly turns into a nightmare. This documentary novel (it is not fiction) goes behind the scenes, which are too often idealized.

Ted Smart Publishing, 1999.

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