Memoirs of a Geisha - Chapters 28 - 29 Summary & Analysis

Arthur Golden
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By late 1941, many people were hoarding coupons; however, because of the General, Nitta okiya was still doing better than most. But, even that changed. At the end of 1942, a military policeman came to their door and insisted on seeing their garden, despite the fact that it is winter. General Tottori had been taken into custody that morning. Mother warns Sayuri quietly to hide their best things. Soon, Mameha became their source for tea. Finally, the worst happens and the government orders the closing of the geisha districts. All geishas were instructed to report to the registry office. Immediately. Everyone began to consider whom they knew that might be able to help. Sayuri goes to the General, but he is unable to help her. Even Mameha is beyond help, as her relationship with the Baron had ended months earlier. Sayuri hadn’t spoken to...

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