The Nightless City: Or the History of the Yoshiwara Yukwaku

The Nightless City Or the History of the Yoshiwara Yukwaku An illuminating account of Yoshiwara Edo s licensed quarters the city within a city which housed old Tokyo s prostitutes from to All aspects of the history and culture of this settlement ar

  • Title: The Nightless City: Or the History of the Yoshiwara Yukwaku
  • Author: J.E. de Becker
  • ISBN: 9784925080316
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Paperback
  • An illuminating account of Yoshiwara, Edo s licensed quarters the city within a city which housed old Tokyo s prostitutes from 1617 to 1957 All aspects of the history and culture of this settlement are beautifully recorded.

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    1. It's a monumental anthropological work about Yoshiwara (the most famous of Japan's licensed quarters), covering its history, customs, laws, regulations, superstitions, language, songs and sayings. De Becker gathered all this enormous material in the middle of the Meiji period, when the quarter was already experiencing its slow decline, and when many of its former celebrations and festivals had been discontinued. That was mainly due to financial costs, but also to the inner and outer pressure tow [...]


    2. For an excellent account of why de Becker's account of prostitution in nineteenth-century Japan remains so valuable, see this review: /review/show member Tocotin (/user/show/4).


    3. While parts of this book are somewhat dated, it provides a fascinating account of prostitution in Tokyo at the turn of the century.


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