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Liza Dalby

Liza Dalby is an anthropologist specialising in Japanese culture and the only Westerner to have become a geisha. She is the author of The Tale of Murasaki, Geisha and consulted on Steven Spielberg's film of Memoirs of a Geisha.

Books by Liza Dalby


A wonderful book by the best-selling author of Geisha and Tale of Murasaki on the kimono and the fashioning of culture in Japan

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In this insightful and revealing classic bestseller, American anthropologist Liza Dalby recounts her experiences living as a geisha in Kyoto - a must-read for anyone fascinated by Japanese culture.

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