Ginko, a poor cobbler’s daughter, becomes a geisha to support her family. She passes from one geisha house to the next, trying to find love and hope in the process. No matter how hard she tries, she just can’t escape her sad fate.
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A compelling and heart-breaking drama that charts the buying and selling of women as geishas, the moral hypocricy of men, themselves trapped into family codes of honor, the utter deprivation and the ultimate 'mechanization' of the human being. Gorgeously filmed with some superb diagonals in the frames, this saga of dignified despair captures primal instincts with force and style, from the credits to the great finale!