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In this revealing portrait of geisha society, an expert on Japanese culture provides personal insight into a perpetually enchanting underworld. While Arthur Golden's "Memoirs of a Geisha" introduced readers to the geisha existence, "Women of the Pleasure Quarters" proves that truth can be even more fascinating than fiction. 25 photos. 15 line drawings.

Women of the Pleasure Quarters: The Secret History of the Geisha 2001, Broadway Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780767904896