A Geisha's Journey: My Life as a Kyoto Apprentice

A Geisha s Journey My Life as a Kyoto Apprentice This is the story of a contemporary Japanese teenager who in a search for an identity became fascinated with the world of geisha and discovered in herself the will and the commitment to embark on t

  • Title: A Geisha's Journey: My Life as a Kyoto Apprentice
  • Author: Komomo Naoyuki Ogino
  • ISBN: 9784770030672
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is the story of a contemporary Japanese teenager who, in a search for an identity, became fascinated with the world of geisha, and discovered in herself the will and the commitment to embark on the many years of apprenticeship necessary to become one.It is also the story of a young Japanese photographer who grew up overseas, and who also was captivated by the traditioThis is the story of a contemporary Japanese teenager who, in a search for an identity, became fascinated with the world of geisha, and discovered in herself the will and the commitment to embark on the many years of apprenticeship necessary to become one.It is also the story of a young Japanese photographer who grew up overseas, and who also was captivated by the traditional lives of these women who choose to dedicate themselves to their art He began following and documenting the life of teenager Komomo as she studied and grew into her role.Naoyuki Oginos photographs follow Komomos entire journey, from her first tentative visits after finding the geisha house on the internet through her commitment to the hard schedule of an apprentice, learning arts that go back centuries, all the way to the ceremony where she officially became a geiko, as Kyotos geisha are known and beyond From the cobbled streets where she walks in her elaborate dress to the inner sanctums of her dressing room, these pages offer a rare look at a unique, living art.The photographs are accompanied by autobiographical text and captions by Komomo, as she shares her thoughts and emotions, and describes the day to day existence of a Kyoto apprentice It is an illuminating view of seven years in the life of a very special young woman.

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    1. Komomo Naoyuki Ogino Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the A Geisha's Journey: My Life as a Kyoto Apprentice book, this is one of the most wanted Komomo Naoyuki Ogino author readers around the world.

    2. A Geisha's Journey is the story of a young girl who dreams of becoming a maiko. Starting in China, we meet a Japanese girl named Ruriko, who travels to Miyagawa-cho, one of the five famous hanamachi districts in Kyoto. Ruriko is given the name of Komomo as she starts her journey as a maiko. Learning how to wear kimono, speak the hamamachi dialect correctly, and immersing herself in historical dance and music, Komomo's story gives us a beautiful insight into a disappearing world.Full of gorgeous [...]

    3. Until her recent retirement, Komomo-san was a favorite Geiko of mine. She was quite successful in her career and reading this account of her journey richened her story for me. I am sad that she has left Miyagawa-cho.

    4. A Geisha's Journey: My Life as a Kyoto Apprentice is a photographic memoir offering a rare glimpse into the training of a geisha. This fabulous hardcover book focuses on the tale of one particular teenage girl, from her entrance into the hanamachi as a maiko through the completion of her training and her official transition to a geiko. The progression from a young girl filled with uncertainty and trepidation to a mature, disciplined young woman radiates from the full color photographs.Komono's s [...]

    5. Kodansha has published a beautiful photo book called A Geisha's Journey, My Life as a Kyoto Apprentice. The initiative for the book was taken by young photographer Ogino Naoyuki and its subject is a Japanese teenager and later young woman called Nasu Ruriko who was born in Mexico and after that lived with her parents in China. These foreign experiences awakened her interest in her Japanese roots and everything "wa" (traditionally Japanese). She especially liked to wear kimono and wanted to be ab [...]

    6. I definitely bought this book more for the photography than the text. Komomo's brief narrative does not give any further insight into the world of the Kyoto geiko than could be found in Iwasaki Mineko's autobiography or Liza Dalby's ethnography. However, it is worth picking up this book just to look at Naoyuki Ogino's stunning photography. The subject matter is already gorgeous, but I cannot think of another such complete example of a series of photos of one girl's transition from shikomi to gei [...]

    7. Teen-age girl decides to begin geisha training. Photography ensues.I didn't realize this would be a coffee table picture book. I thought it was going to be a nonfiction MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA. Unsurprisingly, this book was devoid of any real drama or story. The girl decides to be a geisha, trains to be a geisha, becomes a geisha. (Sorry, spoiler.)The writing didn't draw me in, and I wasn't blown away by the photos. Oh well.

    8. I saw this listed on someone else's blog and since I had never seen it before I though I would check it out. It is mostly a photographic depiction of her life as an apprentice. The photos are beautiful but for the most part there is not a ton of info on her day to day life. The tone of the book is breezy and not scholarly. Nevertheless I still enjoyed it and wished there was more.

    9. Definitely some lovely pictures included in this book and a lot of information about what it's like to be a maiko/geiko. I also like how they didn't really airbrush any of the facts out and made the story more glamourous and magical being a geisha really is (like Memoirs or the Memoirs movie). Komomo was just a simple girl doing her job and that's that.

    10. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because I wanted it to be longer! This is a beautiful photo book with short insights into the world of geiko. I would have loved an even more in depth story. The photographs are wonderful.

    11. What a beautiful journey through a young woman's life as a geiko! I really admire Komomo for knowing what she wanted at such a young age. The pictures are gorgeous. This is definitely a book that will stay on my coffee table!

    12. a photo book about geisha, the first book i found that tells a story about 21st century geisha in real life

    13. I have not yet read this book, but I feel like it is a very interesting read. I like the cover, and the pictures. That is all

    14. Loved this inside look at the lifestyle and transition from Maiko to Geiko! The photography is amazing. It really makes me feel for the culture.

    15. LoveLove Love this book!! plus I got the book autographed by 子桃!!(KOMOMO) I'm so lucky to receive that memento from 子桃!! 大好き日本!!ふるさと!!

    16. Beautiful, magical journey that is seldom captured in such detail and humour. Indeed, komomo san has light in her eyes- the pictures are stunning.

    17. Wonderful photographs and an interesting and more modern look at the profession. It's so fascinating to read about Komomo's life and work that I wanted more text to get even greater detail, but it's still a great read.

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