Tokyo, Japan: Kodansha International Ltd, 1983. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Long. Collectible; Fine / Collectible; Fine. Item #009853
Not a remainder, nor a book club. The rare first edition as published in Japan by the prestigious publisher of Asian art books- Kodansha. Deep rose cloth, with metalic rose titles on spine and blank embossed peony on upper board, pale violet endpapers, color illustrated glossy black dust jacket with price in Japanese yen currency and in an archival mylar cover. English language with titles and text in 10/12 Bembo and printed by Malloy Lithographing, Inc. 347 pages, index, chapter notes, glossary. illustrated with historic drawings and art as well as contemporary photographs. Includes life inside the modern okiya.