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Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha

Author(s): Arthur Golden

Location(s): Kyoto

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): 1929 onwards

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Chiyo-chan is a nine year old girl from a small fishing village,who has experienced a simple life until her Mother becomes fatally ill. She is sent by her Father to Gion, one of the Geisha areas of districts of Kyoto. She grows into the most stunning Geisha Sayuri and this is her story…

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It allows an insight into a culture that isn’t really understood in Western society, and shows what life is actually like for a geisha of Gion. It opens your eyes to another, completely different...

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