This is a book I read in about 1999. Thus I haven't written a Goodreads.com review. Here is a review taken from today's PageADay Book Lover's Calendar (October 25, 2013).
Richly detailed thanks to the author’s extensive research into the geisha arts, this novel tells the story of Sayuri’s beginning as a fisherman’s daughter sold into slavery and her development into one of the most renowned geishas of her day. In Sayuri’s delicately rendered world, every gesture is loaded with meaning, and Arthur Golden brings them all to vivid life.MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
, by Arthur Golden (1997; Vintage, 1999)