Ariake: Poems of Love and Longing by the Women Courtiers of Ancient Japan

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Books like Arthur Golden's "Memoirs of a Geisha" have signaled the current fascination with the discreetly private side of Japan during the evocative age of dynasties and imperial rule. "Ariake," a stunning gift book, offers up the passionate words of the elegant and cultured female courtesans of ancient Japan. It was customary in the late 1st and early 2nd century Japanese courts for women to express their hearts' greatest desires and sorrows through poetry. Translated and compiled in "Ariake," these lyrical and poignant ...

Ariake: Poems of Love and Longing by the Women Courtiers of Ancient Japan 2000, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA

ISBN-13: 9780811828130

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