Memoirs of a real life geisha | Daily Telegraph - Geisha stories
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At the peak of her career in the s, Mineko Iwasaki was probably the most famous and highest-earning geisha in Japan. Chosen as heir to the Iwasaki geisha house in Gion, she left her home aged four and was legally adopted by the geisha house "mother" in the s. Memoirs of a Geisha portrays the struggle of Sayuri, a young girl, to become a geisha. A key part of the story tells how her virginity was.