Memoirs of a Geisha Setting

Arthur Golden
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Yoroida

Yoroida is a small fishing village on the Sea of Japan, so small that it has only one road. It is the town where Chiyo was born.

Japan Coastal Seafood Company

The most prominent business in Yoroida, run by Mr. Tanaka Ichiro.

Tipsy House

What Chiyo calls their home in Yoroida because it leans to the side, as though drunk. The house sits on the cliff.

Amida

The Buddha of the Western Paradise.

Okada House

The place in the village of Yoroida that sells dried goods. It is where Chiyo heads to buy incense.

Senzuru

The town that Tanaka lives in, Senzuru is a dirty town, larger than Yoroido. It smells of rotted fish. The town is situated around an inlet where train tracks scar the landscape.

Kyoto

Where Satsu and Chiyo are taken after Mr. Tanaka takes them from Yoroida.

Gion

The name of the district that...

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