“M” is for Memoirs of a Geisha


Today marks the half way point in the A-to-Z Challenge. I can’t believe how fast it is flying by! I have been preparing for it since last fall, and now it feels like I blinked and it is half done. But, I digress. For today’s letter “M” post, I recreated the Memoirs of a Geisha poster out of LEGO. This movie has never ranked among my personal favorites, but I have seen it many times because it is one of my wife’s all time favorite movies. Whenever she can’t sleep, this is one of her go-to, comfort movies. I have woken up many times in the pre-dawn hours to find my wife huddled under a blanket in the TV room with this movie playing. So, today’s LEGO-fied poster is for my wifey, who more than tolerates my silly LEGO obsession.

I think part of the reason that my wife likes Memoirs of a Geisha so much is because Japan holds a special place in her heart. She went on a trip to Japan after finishing her undergrad. Having been to Japan myself (though at a different time from my wife), the movie does bring back some memories of the culture and places. For me, Japan was the first major travel that I did without my parents. I went to compete in a martial arts tournament during my senior year of high school. I visited Yanagawa (where the tournament was held), Kyoto, and Tokyo on that trip. Yanagawa was very traditional, Kyoto had a neat mix of traditional and modern, and Tokyo was very modern. I have to say that Kyoto was probably my favorite.

For my LEGO-fied poster, I used the Kimono Girl Minifigure from series 4. The rest of the Minifigures featured were all created using varied pieces from my collection. I built the little scene at the bottom of the poster simply using stacks of 1×2 bricks.


As always, I welcome your thought on Memoirs of a Geisha, or your experience in Japan. This post was made as part of the April A-to-Z Blogging Challenge, you can click here to visit the official site for more information.

Until next time,


Memoirs of a Geisha poster LEGO-fied


  1. StuHN says:

    Love this. Great work. My family has always loved Legos

    Tale Spinning

    1. LEGO is a great pass time, and a great activity for families to do together! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. vidyatiru says:

    You are a Lego-genius!! what more can I say?

    1. That is some pretty high praise! Thank you so much.

  3. Atherton says:

    Hello fellow A-to-Zer! Also, what fun! I love the idea of Lego-fying posters. And this one is especially impressive-looking. Good work!

    1. Hello to you too! I am glad you enjoyed your visit (and sorry for the delayed response). Thanks for the compliments and for stopping by.

  4. Another great post. I read “Memoirs of a Geisha” back in University and it was a wonderful read. My memory of the movie isn’t as clear, but I think I enjoyed it too. I might have to revisit the book and the movie.

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