There was this one period during my childhood when I was completely crazy over Japan. Everything back then have to be Japan-related. During the school holidays, I would spend the months at the library, going through all the books I could lay my hands on Japan. Eventually, that obsession died down a little when I went to secondary school, but I wasn't completely over it, and I suspect that I never will be.
I got this book at a book sale.
It's a really good book. It led me into the secret of the the much-misunderstood world of the geishas.