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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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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021