- Author: Kafu Nagai
- Translator: Kurt Meissner w/Ralph Friedrich
- Publisher: CHARLES E TUTTLE COMPANY INC
- Published: August 2006
- ISBN-10: 0804833249
- ISBN-13: 9780804833240
- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 1963
- Subject: LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Asian
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First published in 1918. Set against the background of Tokyo's Shimbashi geisha district, a company of vivid characters play out their drama of illicit love, shady intrigue, and unrelenting rivalry. In the forefront are the geisha of various persuasion, their patrons who range from playboys to upstart gentlemen, the geisha house proprietors, the teahouse mistresses, the actors' retainers, the servants. And finally, the parasites of the demimonde, who live off its other denizens through guile and deceitr. Through this often sordid but fascinating pageant move the figures of the geisha Komayo, her lovers, and the women who conspire to steal them from her. 206p.
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