Tea houses were once plentiful in Yoshiwara, Japan’s largest licensed red-light district, in Tokyo. A reissue of 1960s book Geishas and the Floating World offers a glimpse into this world. Photo: Getty Images

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A sex tour through Tokyo’s ‘pleasure district’ from the 1960s is a tale of sake and sordid reality

  • Geishas and the Floating World is an ode to sex and Japan in the 1960s through an American’s eyes – a world where glimpses of glamour still exist
  • Co-author Stephen Longstreet doesn’t shy away from the dark side of Yoshiwara, while depiciting it mainly as a sex factory behind satin curtains
Topic |   Books and Literature
Tea houses were once plentiful in Yoshiwara, Japan’s largest licensed red-light district, in Tokyo. A reissue of 1960s book Geishas and the Floating World offers a glimpse into this world. Photo: Getty Images
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