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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.
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden is a novel about the life of Chiyo, also known as Sayuri once she becomes a geisha. It is an account of a young girl from a fishing village called Yoroido, located on the Sea of Japan whose mother is very ill and whose father cannot fathom what he will do when he is left alone to look after two young girls by himself. One man provides a solution, but it is never clear whether the father understands the entire truth of the arrangement he enters into. Tanaka runs the largest company in town — the Japan Coastal Seafood Company.
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.
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Inthe nine-year-old Chiyo Sakamoto lives with her ailing motheremotionally withdrawn fatherand older sister Satsu in a small fishing village in Western Japan.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.
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. She was a young girl, belonging to a fisherman, who grew up in a fishing village called Yoroido. She grew up as being the youngest one and often being compared to her mother with whom she shared the same unusual eye color, a light grey, not common among Japanese people.
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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.