These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. She was a young girl, belonging to a fisherman, who grew up in a fishing village called Yoroido. She grew up as being the youngest one and often being compared to her mother with whom she shared the same unusual eye color, a light grey, not common among Japanese people. After that Sakamoto Minoru married again and together with his new wife had two daughters, Chyo and Satsu.
In , the nine-year-old Chiyo Sakamoto lives with her ailing mother , emotionally withdrawn father , and older sister Satsu in a small fishing village in Western Japan. One day, the wealthiest man in her village, Mr. Tanaka sells Chiyo to an okiya , which is a boarding house for geisha. Geisha are women trained to entertain men with conversation, dancing, and singing.
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