Geisha of Gion: The Memoir of Mineko Iwasaki

by Mineko Iwasaki, Rande Brown | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 074343059x Global Overview for this book
Registered by christina82 of Stege, Storstrøms Amt Denmark on 7/31/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by christina82 from Stege, Storstrøms Amt Denmark on Friday, July 31, 2009
Bought at a local charity shop.

Paperback from 2003, 334 pages.

Journal Entry 2 by christina82 at Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, September 20, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (9/20/2009 UTC) at Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Now travelling in my Surprise Bookbox...

Journal Entry 3 by Tsjara from Zaandam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, October 08, 2009
Took it out of the Surprise Bookbox (Thanks christina82 for hosting it!)
I have read Memoirs of a Geisha a few years back, which I enjoyed very much, so I was interested in reading more about the world of geisha's. And it was a nice surprise to find this one in the bookbox :)

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Journal Entry 4 by Tsjara at to fellow bookcrosser, post office -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, December 01, 2009

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I finished this yesterday and quite enjoyed it. I have never read a memoir/biography before and I was actually a bit surprised at the memories from when she was 2 or 3 years old (my first 5 or 6 years seem more like a blur or something..). And she didn't come across as a very likeable person.. but it was very interesting to read about the karyukai ("flower and willow world") and the life of a maiko/geiko (and the important people she met, like Queen Elizabeth II).
It also gave a rather different picture of life as a geisha compared to Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, and showed that it had a few mistakes in it (if I remember correctly).
Oh and there were also some nice pictures in the book, which I also found very interesting :)


Sent to chucklesthescot today (as part of the Contemporary Asian Literature Virtual Book Box)

Happy reading!



Journal Entry 5 by Chucklesthescot from Paisley, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, December 06, 2009
Thank you for sending this book! I'm really looking forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 6 by Chucklesthescot at Paisley, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, August 08, 2010

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Sent as a rabck prize in my non-holiday rabck! Hope you enjoy the book!

Journal Entry 7 by Esme-Weatherwax at Limerick, Co. Limerick Ireland on Monday, August 09, 2010
Thanks Chuckles I have been wanting to read this book for awhile. I think I will re read Memoirs of a Geisha right before this book or after it. I look forward to this book!

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