Finally, a long overdue look at one of the most romanticized and exocitized parts of traditional Japanese culture. What are geisha? Where do they come from? Aren’t they basically fancy prostitutes? And haven’t I learned everything I need to know about them from reading Memoirs of a Geisha?
Dahlby, Liza Crihfield. Geisha
Iwasaki, Mineko. Geisha: A Life
Masuda, Sayo. Autobiography of a Geisha.
Yamamura, Kozo, ed. The Cambridge History of Japan, Vol. 3: Medieval Japan.