Synopses & Reviews
In this classic best-seller, Liza Dalby, the only non-Japanese ever to have trained as a geisha, offers an insider's look at the exclusive world of female companions to the Japanese male elite. Her new preface considers the geisha today as a vestige of tradition as Japan heads into the 21st century.
Published with a new preface, this bestseller offers an intimate glimpse into a unique female community. Liz Dalby, the only non-Japanese woman ever to have trained as a geisha, reveals the realities of geisha life.
Liza Dalby, the only non-Japanese woman ever to train as a geisha, reveals her experiences as the Kyoto geisha, Ichigiku. She is also a consultant on Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of the excellent "Memoirs Of A Geisha", by Arthur Golden, which remains a bestseller. B/w line illus.