Daily Archives: December 3, 2004

Memoirs of a Geisha

If you’re interested in the currently underway film adaptation of Arthur Golden famous novel “Memoirs of a Geisha”, take a look at a few advance stills at this site: BlackFilm.com. Directed by Rob Marshall, the movie stars Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, supported by such local luminaries as Watanabe Ken, Yakushoi Koji and Kudo Yuki. It is an epic story of love and betrayal set against the broad and rapidly changing social canvas of 20th century Japan. Nine-year old Chiyo, a poor fisherman’s daughter, is taken from her family and sold to a geisha house. From her start as a common household maid, she blossoms into one of Kyoto’s most renowned geishas, surviving the envy and treachery of the competition.