The life of a Geisha
Japanese culture is so interesting. All Asian culture is extremely interesting. There is such depth and richness behind every little detail. It is fantastic that there are such great films to watch and learn about their culture.
Memoirs of a Geisha is about a young girl who is abandoned to a geisha house, her struggles growing up in such an environment, and her eventual redemption. At its heart it is a love story set in pre and post war Japan.
Japan back in the day was so interesting. The costumes people wore, the elaborate hair and makeup, the endless ceremonies and traditions. I am sure it can’t have been all rosy but I sure would like to experience it once.
“She paints her face to hide her face. Her eyes are deep water. It is not for Geisha to want. It is not for geisha to feel. Geisha is an artist of the floating world. She dances, she sings. She entertains you, whatever you want. The rest is shadows, the rest is secret.”
“I think you are another of these desert-loving English: Doughty, Stanhope, Gordon of Khartoum.
No Arab loves the desert. We love water and green trees, there is nothing in the desert. No man needs nothing.”
— Prince Faisal
“There will be no rescue, no intervention for us. We can only save ourselves. Many of you know influential people abroad, you must call these people. You must tell them what will happen to us... say goodbye. But when you say goodbye, say it as if you are reaching through the phone and holding their hand. Let them know that if they let go of that hand, you will die. We must shame them into sending help.”
— Paul Rusesabagina