Enraged at her for dishonoring the okiya and incurring further medical costs, Mother stops investing in Chiyo and forces her pay off her increasing debts as a personal maid for Mother, rather than a geisha in training. For the film, see Memoirs of a Geisha film. Sayuri severs her links to the Nitta okiya and in effect, Japan. She is caught when she falls off the roof and breaks her arm.
Nobu instead bids to become Sayuri's dannabut loses out to General Tottori. Mineko Iwasaki, now 52 and in retirement, book memoirs of a geisha her book in Japan in order to dispel the idea that geisha are prostitutes, as she claims the original work had suggested. The Chairman found out the truth after confronting an angry Pumpkin for Sayuri's humiliation and told Nobu afterwards, Nobu refused to continue his pursuit of becoming her danna. However, Sayuri does hear rumors that Hatsumomo became a prostitute and eventually drank herself to death. In return, Pumpkin coldly reveals how she had grown to resent Sayuri over the years:
The Baron had previously tried to sexually assault Sayuri, undressing her against consent at a blossom viewing party, which Mameha had warned her against attending. The real Memoirs of a Geisha. A furious Hatsumomo attempts to twist the situation and falsely blames Chiyo for stealing.