🌸Japanese Customer : Book Review: 🌸 Geisha in Rivalry by Kafu Nagai


May 09, 2022

Book Review: 🌸 Geisha in Rivalry by Kafu Nagai

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Author: Kafu Nagai 
Translated by: Kurt Meissner
Publisher: Charles Tuttle Publishing, Tokyo, Japan, 1963
ISBN:  0293-000141-4615

Reviewed by JapaneseCustomer.com. 2022. All Rights Reserved.

"This is a very interesting novel on a number of levels in terms of historical context and the topic which reveals the inner workings of a geisha house. 

Probably the most important learning from this novel is the insights gained about the relationship between a business and its customer.

The flexibility required the hiding of one's own feelings, the servitude, the focus, and the importance of appearance, speed, and detail in very small things. 

Overall we see the great lengths Japanese culture goes to meet customer needs. 

We learn the historical aspects of the region of Tokyo where the novel is set, Shimbashi. 

As a reader, we are blessed to capture the feel of the period from the clothing, food, and lifestyle, all the way down to the wood of the local bathhouse.

A fascinating novel, that is light fun, and intriguing

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Book Review - Geisha in Rivalry by Kafu Nagai