Kyoto is known as the historical former capital of Japan which has over a thousand years history. There remain a hundred Maiko, apprentice Geisha, and 200 Geiko, matured Geisha (Only in Japan). Geisha, Kabuki theater, and Sado tea ceremony have been Japanese authentic arts and entertainments since the 18th century.
A literary sensation, Memoirs of a Geisha is a novel about a simple fisherman's daughter Chiyo who grew into a beautiful Gion butterfly. In the era of World War II, Chiyo struggled to surpass her rivals, pass dangerous times, and reach for her dream. It is a unique and triumphant work of fiction - at once romantic, erotic, suspenseful - and completely unforgettable. This is a must-read book about transformation and spirit of life.