In 1929, an impoverished nine-year-old named Chiyo is sold to a geisha house in Kyoto's Gion district and subjected to cruel treatment from the owners and the head geisha Hatsumomo. Her stunning beauty attracts the vindictive jealousy in Hatsumomo and she is rescued by Hatsumomo's bitter rival, Mameha. Under Mameha's mentorship, Chiyo becomes the geisha named Sayuri, trained in all the artistic and social skills a geisha must master in order to survive in her society. As a renowned geisha, she enters a society of wealth, privilege, and political intrigue.
Mentoring -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Drama.
Social skills -- Study and teaching -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Drama.
Women -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DreamWorks Pictures (1994-2006)
Golden, Arthur, 1957- Memoirs of a geisha.
Gong, Li, 1965-
Kudoh, Youki, 1971-
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Spielberg, Steven, 1946-
Spyglass Entertainment (Firm)
Watanabe, Ken, 1959-
Yeoh, Michelle, 1963-
Zhang, Ziyi, 1979-