Little Songs of the Geisha by Liza Dalby
Traditional Japanese Ko-Uta

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A fascinating look into the world of the Geisha through the 400-year-old art of Ko-Uta, the traditional song form sung to three-stringed shamisen music. A vivid evocation of the romanticism of feudal Japan.
 

About Liza Dalby

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Anthropologist (PhD Stanford) and writer (Geisha, Tales of Murasaki) best known for having become the the only westerner ever to become a geisha. Her story was dramatized on US network TV. In 2004 served as geisha consultant to film of Arthur Golden's novel, Memoirs of a Geisha.
 
Published December 20, 2011 by Tuttle Publishing. 6 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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