Memoirs of a Geisha is a historical fiction novel by American author Arthur Goldenpublished in The novel, told in first person perspectivetells the story of a fictional geisha working in KyotoJapanbefore, during and after World War II and ends with her being relocated to New York City. Ina film version was released.
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Production took place in southern and northern California and in several locations in Kyotoincluding the Kiyomizu temple and the Fushimi Inari shrine. The film tells the story of a young Japanese girl, Chiyo Sakamoto, who is sold by her impoverished family to a geisha house called an okiya. Chiyo is eventually transformed into a geisha and renamed "Sayuri", and becomes one of the most celebrated geisha of her time.
I suspect that the more you know about Japan and movies, the less you will enjoy "Memoirs of a Geisha. The heroines here look so very beautiful and their world is so visually enchanting as they live trapped in sexual slavery. I know, a geisha is not technically a prostitute.
Even if you didn't know exactly who she was and what she had been, you would realise immediately that Mineko Iwasaki is an unusual Japanese woman. Fashions among ladies of her age tend towards the frumpy, but Mrs Iwasaki's clothes - a black trouser suit and red sweater - are expensively simple. She moves with the upright confidence of a trained dancer; when she talks, she looks you in the eye and holds your gaze.
Japanese cinema audiences tend not to whoop and holler to show their approval for films, which can make it hard to gauge their reactions. If that smile bore traces of relief, it was understandable. Marshall who directed the multi-Oscar-winner Chicago knew that the Japanese reception to the film represented a potential banana skin.
A young girl with beautiful eyes named Chiyo lives in Yoroido, a raggedy little fishing village, in a raggedy little house with her raggedy little family—mom, dying of bone cancer; sister, who is older but not attractive; and dad, who is basically useless. Because dad can't raise two girls alone, he sells them to a local businessman, Mr. Chiyo thinks she is being adopted, but she ends up with a family she never expected—a family of geisha in Kyoto, a long way from Yoroido. Chiyo lives in an okiya, which is a fancy word for geisha boarding house.
Inthe nine-year-old Chiyo Sakamoto lives with her ailing motheremotionally withdrawn fatherand older sister Satsu in a small fishing village in Western Japan. One day, the wealthiest man in her village, Mr. Tanaka sells Chiyo to an okiyawhich is a boarding house for geisha.