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Author: Kafu Nagai

  • American stories

    Based on his sojourn from Japan to Washington State, Michigan, and New York City in the early years of the twentieth century, these stories, at last available in English, represent a classic account of turn-of-the-century America by one of the greatest Japanese writers of the modern era.

  • During the rains & Flowers in the shade : two novellas

  • Rivalry : a geisha’s tale

    Offers an English translation of the complete, uncensored text, which has long been celebrated as one of the most convincing and sensually rich portraits of the geisha profession. This book tells a sweeping story in which sexual politics compete with sisterly affection in a world ruled by material transaction.

  • Geisha in rivalry

    Against the backdrop of Tokyo’s Shimbashi district, vivid characters Rikiji, Kikuchiyo, and the heroine Komayo play out their drama of illicit love, shady intrigue, and unrelenting rivalry.