THE geisha who was the main source for Arthur Golden's best-selling Memoirs of a Geisha has hit back at what she claims are slurs on her profession by releasing her own memoirs. Mineko Iwasaki, now 52 and in retirement, published her book in Japan in order to dispel the idea that.
geisha district of Gion in Kyoto and contains references to actual places frequented by geisha and their patrons.
Mineko Iwasaki (岩崎 峰子, Iwasaki Mineko) also known as Mineko Iwasaki born Masako She denounced Memoirs of a Geisha as being an inaccurate depiction of the life of a These people and experiences are often portrayed negatively in Memoirs, even when their real-life counterparts were positive for Iwasaki.
IF YOU haven't read Memoirs of a Geisha, chances are that you will have friends who have. Ask them which passage is still most vivid in their.
In 1997, Arthur Golden published Memoirs of a Geisha, a best-selling novel that follows Chiyo Sakamoto as she navigates the life of a Kyoto geisha in the years.