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A Report Analysis on Memoirs of the Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha is a novel sensation and international bestseller that was filmed. The novel immerses a reader in an exotic and mysterious world of Japanese Geisha in the period from the end of the First to the Second World War.

This is the memoir of Kyoto geisha Sayuri Nitta, known in the twentieth century. Arthur Golden, an expert on the history and art of Japan, translated her records, which affected her whole life and culture of her native country. Haaruys Jacob, professor of history at the University of Japan in New York, clearly separates the concept of autobiography and memoirs, stressing the special importance of the latter for a holistic culture section.

Thus, in the novel, a representative of modern Western culture reflected the genesis of the Japanese model of femininity of geisha.

The novel presents a number of images of the Kyoto geisha district of Gion: famous Mameha, beautiful Hatsumomo, comical Pumpkin, and elegant Reich. But our focus will be mainly directed to Sayuri (the main character of the novel) as a main sample of the author’s representation of the image of a Geisha.

There are little details in the novel about the appearance of the main character, because the focus is always on unusual gray colored eyes. Of course, she is beautiful, and her body is perfect. When Mameha’s maid sees a graceful figure of Sayuri she says that kimono will sit on her as perfect as the sock on the foot. But the main feature of the character is, however, the eyes, admired by men and women - characters of the novel.

Many geisha in the novel are beautiful by nature. But the author says that a girl becomes a geisha only when she learns how to apply makeup.

The greatest patience and perseverance geisha show is when it comes to hairstyles. It is a very painful process.

Sayuri is fascinated with kimonos. It is understandable, as they can be so expensive that some people can’t afford to buy them even if they work the whole life. In order to cope with a heavy kimono, Japanese courtesans need to learn how to move. Plastic of the movements are required for geisha - it is needed for walks in a kimono, and in the art of dance.

Japanese courtesans must study all subjects in the school of geisha, but the focus in the novel is on the art of dancing.

Thus, in the interpretation of Arthur Golden geisha appears as a unique model of extraordinary femininity. In terms of visual manifestations, it is characterized by a bright unusual appearance that meets the canon of ideal Japanese femininity, but differs from it with individual naturalness. Also it emphasizes the possession of smooth movements and the ability to maintain an appropriate aesthetic appearance of the accessory and clothing accessories.

Memoirs of a Geisha is a novel sensation and international bestseller that was filmed. The novel immerses a reader in an exotic and mysterious world of Japanese Geisha in the period from the end of the First to the Second World War.

This is the memoir of Kyoto geisha Sayuri Nitta, known in the twentieth century.

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