RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 759171872 LA Translated from the Japanese. T1 Sakuran : blossoms wild A1 Anno, Moyoko., PB Vertical PP New York YR 2012 SN 9781935654452 1935654454 AB "In Sakuran, Moyoco Anno lifts the veil on life in the Edo period pleasure quarter, Yoshiwara. The story follows Kiyoha, sold into a brothel as a child and forced to work as a maid and her rise to prominence as one of the top-ranking courtesans in Yoshiwara. The allure of the 'flower and willow world' as it was called by artists in the day is underscored by the very real tragedy, heartbreak and difficult lives led by those seemingly glamourous courtesans. Will Kiyoha's fox-like wiles give her a chance to break free of her gilded cage? Or will her fighting spirit ruin her chances of ever escaping the brothel?" -- from publisher's web site.