Book: Jodi Cobb «Geisha: The Life, the Voices, the Art»

Geisha: The Life, the Voices, the Art

Here, brought vividly to life, is an icon of Japanese culture and custom - the geisha in her role as human work of art and perfect woman. A hundred years ago geisha numbered eighty thousand; today there are a thousand at most. Happily, Jodi Cobb is able to show us-before they vanish-both the ceremonial world of the geisha in Tokyo and Kyoto and their private world as few outsiders have ever seen it. Many of the older women we meet here were forced into this world by hardship; the young women were drawn to it by their dream of a romantic life or their love of traditional arts. We see geisha in their daytime routines: fine-tuning their breathtakingly lavish wardrobes; perfecting the art of makeup; training maikos (apprentices); and preparing for annual dance performances. But as we watch the geisha at night, as they entertain (for huge sums) at private parties, their art takes a different form. Their purpose is to provide a dream-of luxury, romance and exclusivity. As the...

Издательство: "Alfred A. Knopf" (2006)

Формат: 280x265, 128 стр.

ISBN: 0-375-70180-Х

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