on 6 January 2004
The photographs in this book are breathtaking; bright, beautiful and enigmatic photographs. But that's not all! This book goes into an in-depth study of the history, the life, the accessories of the geisha.
throughly recommended book. great read!
on 2 August 2011
I have read pretty much all the books I can get my hands on about geisha as I find them beautiful and intriguing. I had avoided buying one of these bigger 'coffee table' books as I was worried that it would be all filler, but this is a very worthy addition. The pictures are perfect and span many decades, showing how the world of the geisha has changed with lots of interesting written information. A particular favourite was a couple of sections which consisted of tracing paper like material that layered up clothing from underwear to full regalia which really explained the complexity and gave me a new understanding of the role of the dresser.
I recommend this to anyone who is interested in geisha, and the price is also very competitive when compared to similar books.