Sakuran Vol. 1
Comic artist and fashion critic Moyoco Anno turned the comics world on its edge with her powerful and heartfelt tale of love and loneliness within Tokyo's legendary feudal-era red light district Yoshiwara. Kiyoha may wear the fancy kimono-dresses but she is not your everyday geisha. The hairstyle may be the same and she may have some of the finest clientele, but Kiyoha is not in the home of geisha and their maiko assistants. Instead, Kiyoha is in Yoshiwara, the infamous red-light district in Tokyo. And instead of being a respected geisha artistan, she is an oiran, a courtesan.