Celebrated Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima creates a vivid and haunting portrait of a young man's obsession - loosely based on the true incident of a monk who burned down the temple of the golden pavilion in 1950.
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
by Arthur Golden
Memoirs of a Geisha tells the extraordinary tale of a young peasant girl who is sold as a servant and apprentice to a renowned Geisha house. Her memoirs capture both the beauty and the ugliness of life as she learns the ways of a geisha - the captivating skill of beguiling the land's most powerful men.
THE OLD CAPITAL
by Yasunari Kawabata
The Old Capital tells the story of Chieko, the adopted daughter of a Kyoto kimono designer, Takichiro, and his wife, Shige. As the story unfolds, Chieko becomes bewildered and troubled as she discovers the true facets of her past.