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The nightless city : geisha and courtesan life in old Tokyo

Author: J E De Becker
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Dover editionView all editions and formats
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Written over a century ago, this pioneer study was the first to venture behind the teahouse doors of the Yoshiwara quarter, Tokyo's red-light district. It remains unsurpassed as the definitive survey of geisha and courtesan life, with meticulous descriptions of traditional training, dress, social hierarchy, and erotic practices. 49 black-and-white illustrations; 2 maps.
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History
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De Becker, J.E. (Joseph Ernest), 1863-1929.
Nightless city.
(DLC) 2007011651
(OCoLC)122525875
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J E De Becker
ISBN: 9780486122816 0486122816 1306684811 9781306684811
OCLC Number: 867773934
Notes: Originally published: The nightless city, or, The history of the Yoshiwara yūkwaku. Rev. 5th ed. Yokohama : Max Nossler ; London : Probsthain, 1910.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 386 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright page; Contents; List Of Illustration; Map of the Yoshiwara in 1846; Preface to the First Edition; Preface to the Fifth Edition; History of the Yoshiwara Yūkwaku; Nihon-dzutsumi (The Dyke of Japan); Mi-kaeri Yanagi (Gazing back Willow-tree); Yoshiwara Jinja (Yoshiwara Shrine); The "Aisome-zakura" (Cherry-tree of First Meeting); The "Koma-tsunagi-matsu" (Colt tethering Pine-tree); The "Ryojin no Ido" (Traveller's Well); Government Edict-board and Regulations at the Ōmon (Great Gate); The: Present Ōmon. Of the Reasons why going to the Yoshiwara was called "Cliō ye Yuku"Classes of Brothels; Hikite-jaya ("Introducing Tea-houses"); The Jū-hachi-ken-jaya (Eighteen Tea-houses); The "Amigasa-jaya" (Braided Hat Tea-houses); The "Kujaku Nagaya"; The "Kembansho"; Classes of Prostitutes; "Kamuro" (Young Female Pages); Shinzō; Yarite (Female Managers); The "Kutsuwa"; The "Wakaimono" (Male Servants); Hōkan and Geisha; The Europeanization of the Yoshiwara and the Introduction of Loochooan Courtesans; Zegen (Procurers); The Dress of Courtesans; Coiffures of the Yūjo; Rooms of the Yūjo; Tsumi-yagu no koto. Sōbana ("All round tips")Shokwai (First Meeting) and Mi-tate (Selection of Women); I-tsuzuke no koto; O cha wo hiku to iū koto; Shiki-zome no soba-burumai no koto; Shasliin-mitate-chō (Photograph Albums for Facilitating the Selection of Women); Signs and Cyphers Showing the fees of Courtesans; System of Book-keeping in the Yoshiwara; Brothel Advertisements; Ageya no sashi-gami (Summons to the "Ageya"); Yosliiwara Dialect; Magic Charms of the Yoshiwara; Yoshiwara "Pot-pourri"; Oai-ya no koto (Cook-houses of the Yoshiwara); Famous Things of the Yoshiwara; Peddlers, Hawkers, and Beggars. Raku-seki no koto (The Removal of Names from the Register of the Yoshiwara)Gwaisliutsu oyobi tōbō (Exit and Flight from the Yoshiwara); Yūjo byō-shi oyobi jō-shi no koto (Of the Death and Double-suicide of Courtesans); Shin-Yoshiwara no Bodaiji (The Cemetery of the Shin-Yoshiwara); Karitaku no koto (The Temporary Prostitute Quarter); Dōchū no koto oyobi tsuki-dashi no koto (The Processions of Yūjo and the First Appearance of "Recruits" in the Yoshiwara); Yo-misé "Suga-gaki" no koto (The Night Exhibition and the Sugagaki); Daijin-mai no koto (Dancing of Millionaires).
Other Titles: Geisha and courtesan life in old Tokyo
Responsibility: J.E. De Becker.
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Written over a century ago, this pioneer study was the first to venture behind the teahouse doors of the Yoshiwara quarter, Tokyo's red-light district. It remains unsurpassed as the definitive survey of geisha and courtesan life, with meticulous descriptions of traditional training, dress, social hierarchy, and erotic practices. 49 black-and-white illustrations; 2 maps.

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