Yoshiwara: The Glittering World of the Japanese Courtesan
Cecilia Segawa Seigle (Author)
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DescriptionDrawing on both historical and literary sources, examines life in the pleasure houses of Japan during the Edo period from the early 1600s to 1868. Among the topics are the origins, illegal competitors, the cost of a visit, the treatment of the courtesans, traditions and protocols, and Yoshiwara arts.
University of Hawai'i Press
30 March 1993
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