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Mineko Iwasaki Signed GEISHA A LIFE 1ST EDITION

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Mineko Iwasaki Signed GEISHA  A LIFE 1ST EDITION


 GEISHA, A LIFE : 1ST EDITION, 1ST PRINTING. SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS MINEKO IWASAKI & RANDE BROWN ON THE HALF TITLE PAGE
 (miss Iwasaki signed in Japanese with a small brush dipped in black ink ).
No woman in the three-hundred-year history of the karyukai has ever come forward in public to tell her story — until now.

''Many say I was the best geisha of my generation,'' writes Mineko
Iwasaki. ''And yet, it was a life that I found too constricting to
continue. And one that I ultimately had to leave.'' Trained to become a
geisha from the age of five, Iwasaki would live among the other ''women
of art'' in Kyoto's Gion Kobu district and practice the ancient customs
of Japanese entertainment. She was loved by kings, princes, military
heroes, and wealthy statesmen alike. But even though she became one of
the most prized geishas in Japan's history, Iwasaki wanted more: her own
life. And by the time she retired at age twenty-nine, Iwasaki was
finally on her way toward a new beginning. ''Geisha, a Life'' is her story — at times heartbreaking, always awe-inspiring, and totally true.


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