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Oiran~花魁~

Oiran Oiran Oiran were top ranked courtesans in the Yoshiwara red light district approved by the Tokugawa shogunate In the mid th century young girl apprentices in Yoshiwara such as kamuro and shinzo c

  • Title: Oiran~花魁~
  • Author: Takako Takahashi
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  • Page: 357
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  • Oiran Oiran were top ranked courtesans in the Yoshiwara red light district approved by the Tokugawa shogunate In the mid 18th century, young girl apprentices in Yoshiwara, such as kamuro and shinzo, called their seniors oiran, which became a common form of address for higher rank courtesans there Oiran Oiran were top ranked courtesans in the Yoshiwara red light district approved by the Tokugawa shogunate In the mid 18th century, young girl apprentices in Yoshiwara, such as kamuro and shinzo, called their seniors oiran, which became a common form of address for higher rank courtesans there One day, I came across this brilliant, absolutely gorgeous kimono I simply fell in love with its novel pattern and beautiful colors and came to dream of wearing it Let s set aside the background of oiran now I would just like to present to you a collection of portraits, hoping that you will appreciate and enjoy these richly colored, traditional Japanese garments and the beauty of the exquisite obi belt I would be glad if this would communicate to you even a glimpse of the pageantry of culture that blossomed in Yoshiwara during the Edo period Takako Takahashi

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    1. Takako Takahashi

      Takako Takahashi Takahashi Takako , March 2, 1932 July 12, 2013 was a Japanese author Her maiden name was Takako Okamoto Okamoto Takako Takahashi was born in Kyoto, as the only child of well to do parents, with the maiden name of Okamoto In 1954 she received her undergraduate degree from Kyoto University in French literature, with a senior thesis on Charles Baudelaire Six months later she married fellow student Kazumi Takahashi, subsequently a well known writer and ideological leader of the student protest movement She supported him in the first two years of their marriage by a series of odd jobs, then returned to Kyoto University in 1956 to receive a master s degree in French literature in 1958 for a thesis on Fran ois Mauriac.From 1958 1965, Takahashi and her husband lived in Osaka, where she began a first novel in 1961 A Ruined Landscape Her husband won a major literary award in 1962, making his name and providing sufficient funds so that Takahashi could quit her job, work on her novel, and publish a translation of Mauriac s Th r se Desqueyroux In 1965 they moved to Kamakura, Kanagawa, when her husband obtained a teaching position at Meiji University in 1967, when he became a professor at Kyoto University, she remained in Kamakura When her husband fell ill with colon cancer in 1969, he returned to Kamakura where she took care of him.After her husband s early death in 1971, Takahashi began writing short stories and novels, as well as a memoir of her husband, and translations of French literature In the 1970s she was both prolific and successful as an author, publishing four novels and eight collections of short stories In 1972, she received the Tamura Yoshiko Literary Award for Sora no hate made To the end of the Sky She subsequently won the Women s Literature Award in 1977 for a set of linked short stories titled Ronri Uman Lonely Woman and the Yomiuri Prize for Ikari no ko Child of Rage in 1985, and the Mainichi Art Award for Kirei na hito Pretty person in 2003.In 1975 Takahashi converted to Roman Catholicism and, in 1980, moved to France, where in 1985 she became a nun After returning to Japan, she entered a Carmelite convent but left after one year, returning to Kyoto to take care of her mother She continued to publish prolifically from

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