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Geisha a life by Mineko Iwasaki

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Published by Atria Books in New York .
Written in English


  • Iwasaki, Mineko,
  • Geishas -- Japan -- Biography

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementMineko Iwasaki and Rande Brown.
ContributionsOuchi, Rande Brown.
The Physical Object
Pagination297 p. :
Number of Pages297
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23246697M
ISBN 100743444329

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