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.
United States of America
Zhang Ziyi (Sayuri), Gong Li (Hatsumomo), Youki Kudoh (Pumpkin), Tsai Chin (Auntie), Suzuka Ohgo (Chiyo), Ken Watanabe (The Chairman), Michelle Yeoh (Mameha) more..., Navia Nguyen (Izuko), Koji Yakusho (Nobu), Kaori Momoi (Mother), Zoe Weizenbaum (Young Pumpkin), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (The Baron), Kenneth Tsang (The General), Randall Duk Kim (Dr. Crab), Paul Adelstein (Lieutenant Hutchins), Ted Levine (Colonel Derricks), Samantha Futerman (Satsu), Karl Yune (Koichi), Togo Igawa (Tanaka), Elizabeth Sung (Sakamoto's Wife), Eugenia Yuan (Korin), Hikari (Spring Festival Dancer)
Robin Swicord (Screenplay), Arthur Golden (Novel), Lucy Fisher (Producer), Steven Spielberg (Producer), Douglas Wick (Producer), John Williams (Original Music Composer), Dion Beebe (Director of Photography) more..., Pietro Scalia (Editor), Nina Henninger (Casting), John Myhre (Production Design), Patrick M. Sullivan (Art Direction), Colleen Atwood (Costume Design), Francine Maisler (Casting), Tomas Voth (Art Direction), Gretchen Rau (Set Decoration), Greg P. Russell (Sound Mixer), Wylie Stateman (Supervising Sound Editor), Rick Kline (Sound Mixer), Kevin O’Connell (Sound Mixer), John Pritchett (Production Sound Mixer),
Spyglass Entertainment, Red Wagon Productions, Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures
Chyo and Chairman walk in the garden.
The young Chiyo runs through the orange gates.