Memoirs of a Geisha

Character: Mameha

Directed by: Rob Marshall

Written by: Robin Swicord

Produced by: Lucy Fisher, Steven Spielberg, Douglas Wick

Cast Members: Suzuka Ohgo, Togo Igawa, Mako, Samantha Futerman, Elizabeth Sung, Thomas Ikeda, Gong Li

Released date: December 23, 2005

Language(s): English, Japanese

Genre: Drama, Romance

Duration: 2h 25min

Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.


→ My world is as forbidden as it is fragile; without its mysteries, it cannot survive.
→ A world of mystery threatened by destruction.

Character’s Quotes

Water is powerful. It can wash away earth, put out fire, and even destroy iron.
Remember, Chiyo, geisha are not courtesans. And we are not wives. We sell our skills, not our bodies. We create another secret world, a place only of beauty. The very word “geisha” means artist and to be a geisha is to be judged as a moving work of art.
Your cave is untouched. Men like that. We call this “mizuage”. And to become a full geisha, you must sell it to the highest bidder.
You cannot call yourself a truse geisha until you can stop a man in his tracks with a single look.
We do not become Geisha to pursue our own destinies. We become Geisha because we have no other choice.
You have a gift for expression.

Script developed by Never Enough Design