Memoirs

What else must a woman in difficult circumstance endure?
This beautiful novel shares with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan’s most celebrated geisha before WWII.
Nitta Sayuri tells the story of her life as a geisha. It begins in a poor fishing village in 1929, when, as a nine-year-old girl with unusual blue-gray eyes, she is taken from her home and sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. We witness her transformation as she learns the rigorous arts of the geisha: dance and music; wearing kimono, elaborate makeup, and hair; pouring sake to reveal just a touch of inner wrist; competing with a jealous rival for men’s solicitude and the money that goes with it.

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November 2nd, 2015 by