“We lead our lives like water flowing down a hill, going more or less in one direction until we splash into something that forces us to find a new course.”
― Arthur Golden
Tinged with beautiful melancholy, Memoirs of a Geisha tells the heart-wrenching tale of a Geisha’s life, set against a truly charming backdrop. The Hanamachi district of Kyoto plays host to much of this novel, where young Chiyo is sold to a Geisha house by her impoverished father and is forced into a life of silent servitude.
Despite the sadness of the story, the evocative setting of 1940s Kyoto truly stirs the imagination, and is guaranteed to fuel a passion to visit the Land of the Rising Sun.
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