This book cover is inspired by the movie, capturing a crucial moment in the story and hinting at the belief that geisha sell their body to save themselves out of debt. The mysterious atmosphere and dramatic lighting bring forward the stunning kimono, which can be considered a geisha’s weapon. The pattern was inspired by water and waves elements reflecting the up and down life of a geisha.
The second option for the pattern uses a pond of fish as a metaphor of the world of geisha; elegant and beautiful at first glance, but those who live in that world have to fight for their lives every moment. For the color of the kimono, a subtle blue perfectly reflects the bitter life of the protagonist, yet hopeful and dreamy as she gets to meet her man.