Published by the University Of California Press, 1983. First edition. Hardcover, red cloth. Small quarto. 347pp. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket, a few closed tears to edges.
“an intimate glimpse into a unique female community. In her account of her experience as the Kyoto geisha Ichigiku, Liza Dalby the only non-Japanese ever to have trained as a geisha reveals the realities of a world that has long been the subject of rumor and fantasy, and that continues to fascinate Japanese and Westerners alike to this day.”