Memoirs of a Geisha Characters

Arthur Golden
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Chiyo Minoru (aka Sayuri)

She is a Tokyo geisha who began life with her sister, mother and father in Yoroido. Like her mother, she has gray eyes that are translucent in color. She has been described as beautiful by many over the years. She has her father's angular jaw and a pouty style of mouth she gets from her mother. Her eyes of gray have thick lashes which give her a look as though she is always startled. When she turned seven, her mother became quite ill, and Sakamoto lost all hope of having another son to go fishing with him.

Chiyo and her sister Satsu are given to a prominent business man in their small fishing village before their mother dies, with the idea that they are going to a better life. It is reasonable to assume that their parents had no idea what the future had in...

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