"Memoirs of a Geisha" shooting set photos

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Behind Scenes photos from the American River set, Pilot Hill
January 4 - 5

Scenes shot at the American River, Pilot Hill, are those during the war period 1943 - 1946. As described
in the novel, Gion's geisha district was closed and Sayuri worked at Mr. Arashinos' family workshop
by the Kamo River in order to survive the war.

Sayuri extras

"Japanese" kids brown paint was used as
fake mud
(thanks Chris of helloziyi.us)

Behind Scenes photos from the Sacramento train station set
January 6 - 7

Old Sacramento train station was transformed to the Kyoto train station where Young Chiyo
and her sister Satsu were taken to.

the train station inside the makeup tent

hair style extras
(more set photos can be seen at this forum)

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