Is memoirs of a geisha true or not? confused.?

Is memoirs of a geisha true or not? confused.? Topic: On writing a memoir
July 17, 2019 / By Charita
Question: cuz the "translator's note" and "acknowledgements" seem to contradict each other... is it really the life of one girl, or a fictitious account?
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Antonia Antonia | 10 days ago
Memoirs of a Geisha was actually written by a man from Texas, he is American, and it is a complete fictional work! He did, however research his story , and a controversy ensued as detailed on Wikipedia.com website: After the Japanese edition of Memoirs of a Geisha was published, Arthur Golden was sued for breach of contract and defamation of character by Mineko Iwasaki, a retired geisha he had interviewed for background information while writing the novel. The plaintiff asserted that Golden had agreed to protect her anonymity, if she told him about her life as a geisha due to the traditional code of silence about their clients. However, Golden listed Iwasaki as a source in his acknowledgements for the novel. In 2003, Golden's publisher settled with Iwasaki out of court for an undisclosed sum of money. Iwasaki later went on to write her own autobiography, published as Geisha, A Life in the US and Geisha of Gion in the UK.
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Antonia Originally Answered: Memoirs of a Geisha?
Well, japanese decoration is very minimalist. You can get rice paper blinds ( or any soft white fabric), avoid multicolor covers or sheets. Keep everything under the same color scheme, two or three colors.Red, Peach,Pink,Gray are nice colors. also, hide tv,radio,etc if possible.the room must give the impression of a peaceful space. a vase with fresh flowers is also a nice toush, incense too. you can also get some beautiful japanese prints for your walls, but not too many, just a couple. don't use white sheets.white is the color for dead people. But, also, you don't need to go to an extreme. Mix some old basic concepts with new modern japanese articles, like dolls, hello kitty things, manga characters, etc. Have fun !

Zackary Zackary
It is a work of fiction; however, it is based on actual practices of Geisha and the author of the book on which the movie is based did a lot of research, I understand. A metaphor would be Gone with the Wind: the Civil War happened and there are some historical facts woven through the story, but Rhett and Scarlett, their love story, and all the characters are completely fictional. Hope that helps.
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Shimhi Shimhi
Dear John This one is a very old movie-Old Yeller The Brothers Bloom Away We Go Imagine That Fireflies In The Garden The Proposal Whatever Works
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Oberon Oberon
it is not a true story but just based on truth i had the same question but did you notice that the book is in the fiction category?
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Lanny Lanny
It is true, I have the book and she apparently told her story to the author, they were friends when she moved to NYC.
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Lanny Originally Answered: What is a movie similar to memoirs of a geisha?
try Raise the Red Lantern. It's Chinese I believe, but available subtitled. Really great film! About a man's four wives in the 1920s, and their competition against each other. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101640/

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