So it seems I am not the only one out there obsessed with Geisha. For those of you who responded to my Mizuage post, I'd like to also recommend Geisha, by Liza Dalby. This book is part memoir, part history and part anthropological study. Dalby is the only non-Japanese that has ever trained as a geisha, and she described her apprenticeship through western eyes. She was allowed first hand, if a bit limited, access to "the flower and willow world." This is another great book for those interested in Giesha.
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