On the eve of the Meiji Restoration, the cataclysmic upheaval which ended Japan’s Tokugawa Shogunate, Genji returns from six years in America, only to find the life he had known irretrievably lost, his young wife sold into prostitution.
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A near-masterpiece including two hours of pure genius, plus 30 more minutes including that extraordinary (overlong) spontaneous (nearly) unstoppable 'Eijanaika' (Why Not?) climax (and, in that, indeed, a very 'gross'-tesque unforgettable 'Eijanaika' moment!)