A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
- Genre: Drama, Romance, History
- Studio: Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Amblin Entertainment, Red Wagon Entertainment, United Performers' Studio, Miramax, StudioCanal
- Keyword: japan, sibling relationship, prostitute, mentor, brothel, world war ii, geisha, secret love, loss of virginity, period drama, kimono, sumo, kyoto, japan, 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, student mentor relationship, loss of sister, loss of parents
- Cast: Zhang Ziyi, Gong Li, Michelle Yeoh, Ken Watanabe, Suzuka Ohgo, Kaori Momoi