A Geisha for the American Consul
Two cultures. One man and one woman. One moment in time.
Cultures collide when Okichi, a beautiful geisha, is sent to work for the American envoy in Japan. Age and pride meet youth and grace. How will she survive in a home where no one speaks her language, where she understands nothing and she must submit to a strange barbarian’s will?
The true story of the first American consul, Townsend Harris, and Okichi, the teenaged geisha who was sent to live with him and was perhaps the first Madame Butterfly.
Note: This is an E-short story.