This is an earlier entry from my notebook in the book, Memoirs of a Geisha.
She really does think Chiyo will be a more successful geisha than our Pumpkin and would like to make a bit of money off of her.
Women are treated as profit in certain country. This kind of topic is similar to the book, Snowflower and the Secret Fan, It is an interesting topic of women's life in different culture and country. Some live their lives under the male control. Some were not even given right similar to male. Their lives are connected in the way they are treated in their culture and society viewed them.