A Geisha's Journey: My Life as a Kyoto Apprentice (2020)

A Geisha's Journey: My Life as a Kyoto Apprentice Komomo Naoyuki Ogino 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: 126
  • Format: Hardcover
A Geisha's Journey: My Life as a Kyoto Apprentice Komomo Naoyuki Ogino 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. Shay VanZwoll

    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 pho [...]

  2. Erica

    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.

  3. SabrinaBrawley

    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 stor [...]

  4. Ad_blankestijn

    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 able to e [...]

  5. Cone

    I definitely bought this book 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 geiko Stun [...]

  6. John Lawson

    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.

  7. Glennis

    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 .

  8. fivethousandbooks

    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 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.

  9. Kate Webster

    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 in depth story The photographs are wonderful.

  10. Katey

    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

  11. Stephanie

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

  12. TheFedoraMaster

    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

  13. Paige Etheridge

    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.

  14. Brad Jae

    LoveLove Love this book plus I got the book autographed by KOMOMO I m so lucky to receive that memento from

  15. Skye

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

  16. Bridget

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

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