Buy Now, Pay Later. These falsehoods and inaccuracies that are so obvious in Memoirs of a Geisha are a shame because they ruin a movie that at times actually shows the everyday workings of Geisha life quite truthfully. How could anyone expect accuracy? Geisha stories just aren't interesting to them, and furthermore, they feel like Western writers focus too much on the seedy, sexy side rather than the cultural side.
Japan on Film: Geisha, Okiyas and Sweet Ice
Sold out. Natsuyo Yukawa, a year-old Japanese teacher and student historical inaccuracy in memoirs of a geisha movie the tea ceremony, says she was shocked by some parts of the novel -- particularly an exam that establishes the virginity of two girls -- and that she learned new and, let's hope, accurate things from Golden's book that she never knew about geishas. There are only a few Geisha left in Japan today. Now, more than two years after "Memoirs of a Geisha" was first published in the United States, the book is getting a big shrug from Japanese readers and a decisive thumbs down from the woman Golden credits with teaching him the most intimate aspects of geisha life. Though I agree with the sentiment that using English as the language, and Chinese actors to portray a Japanese way of life is absolutely inaccurate, I doubt that the movie was meant to be accurate at all.
Not big in Japan Arthur Golden's American bestseller, "Memoirs of a Geisha," gets a thumbs down from the country where it's set. Related Topics Books. The most prominent voice against the book in Japan is that of the former geisha Golden thanks most lavishly for providing him with details about life in Gion, the geisha district.