Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.

Intoxicating and riveting story

Memoirs of a Geisha
Release date
January 19 2006
Synopsis
Set in a mysterious and exotic world which still casts a potent spell today, the story begins in the years before World War II, when a Japanese child is torn from her penniless family to work as a servant in a geisha house. Despite a treacherous rival who nearly breaks her spirit, the girl blossoms into the legendary geisha Sayuri. Beautiful and accomplished, Sayuri captivated the most powerful men of her day, but is haunted by her secret love for the one man beyond her reach.
Cast

Suzuka Ohgo ... Chiyo

Togo Igawa ... Tanaka

Ziyi Zhang ... Sayuri

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