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OUR TOP READS FOR KYOTO

THE TEMPLE OF THE GOLDEN PAVILION

by Yukio Mishima

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.

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