I read this book 4 years ago and found it fascinating! Just the lifestyle and the abuse this woman took as a young child and through out her life as a Geisha. She was meek and shy but yet had an aura about her that people esp. men couldnât forget. This is the type of book that I couldnât put down and enjoy very much to read. I have now found out it has just been made into a film, canât wait to see this! This story will inform you of how the Japanese culture used to be and sometimes still is. Men bidding for your time and your virginity, some how you feel sorry for Geisha but other times it must have been so elaborate! Some of you may think this is just another âgirlieâ story but it is not. For people who donât know much about the Japanese old ways, this is such a good insight. Its worth the read, so it may not be about âmilitaryâ but sod that lol Its one of those type of decent books that come around in a blue moon, must read!