Download PDF by J. E. de Becker: The Nightless City: Geisha and Courtesan Life in Old Tokyo

By J. E. de Becker

Written over a century in the past, this pioneer research used to be the 1st to enterprise at the back of the teahouse doorways of the Yoshiwara area, Tokyo's red-light district. It is still unsurpassed because the definitive survey of geisha and courtesan lifestyles, with meticulous descriptions of conventional education, costume, social hierarchy, and erotic practices. forty nine black-and-white illustrations; 2 maps.

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