Autobiography of a Geisha

by Sayo Masuda | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 9780099490777 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Dancesports of Petcheys Bay, Tasmania Australia on 2/13/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by Dancesports from Petcheys Bay, Tasmania Australia on Saturday, February 13, 2010
found this one at the second hand bookshop -paperback - in very good condition - I thought it would be good for the contemporary asian vbb.

From the back cover:

"The glamorous world of Kyoto's geisha is familiar to many readers, but Sayo Masuda's tale tells a different story. Masuda was a geisha at a rural hot-springs resort where the realities of sex for sale were unadorned by the trappings of wealth and power. Sent to work as a nursemaid at the age of six years she was then sold to a geisha house at the age of twelve. When she made her debut in 1940 she was sixteen. Although she had barely learnt to write Masuda was determined to set down her story, motivated by the desire to tell the truth about life as a geisha and explode the myths surrounding their secret world. Remarkably frank and incredibly moving, this is the record of one womans survival on the margins of Japanese society"

Journal Entry 2 by Dancesports from Petcheys Bay, Tasmania Australia on Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Even though Sayo Masuda's story is a difficult one, the book is written is a way that makes this an enjoyable read.

Journal Entry 3 by Dancesports at A Fellow BookCrosser!, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Friday, May 07, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (5/6/2010 UTC) at A Fellow BookCrosser!, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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after a few weeks travelling around in the car I have finally released this one. It's on its way to Germany, part of the contemporary asian vbb.

Journal Entry 4 by wingApoloniaXwing from Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Germany on Saturday, May 15, 2010
Just received this in the mail.
Thank you, Dancesports!

Journal Entry 5 by wingApoloniaXwing at Bremen, Bremen Germany on Sunday, June 20, 2010
Quite different from Arthur Golden's book! It's a slim book, simple language, but well written, in a straightforward manner, about the cruel world of a resilient hot-springs geisha. Recommendable!

Released 9 yrs ago (11/23/2010 UTC) at Japanese Fiction (English Translation), A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Lemon-Crisis chose this from Samrana's Japan VBB.
Off it goes to England...

Journal Entry 7 by rem_BGQ-488500 at Birchington, Kent United Kingdom on Friday, November 26, 2010
Received this morning safe and sound! I also discovered (to my delight) that ApoloniaX had sent me an extra book too =]

Thank you! Will read and re-release.

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