A ruined businessman was forced to sell his daughter, Hisano, to a brothel in Yoshiwara, the largest red-light district in Tokyo. After several months of training, she tries to flee Yoshiwara when the time has come for her to take her first customer.
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I really need to re watch this film sometime as the hard coded French subs under god awful English subs really made this a bit of a mess. There were many jumps in time I couldn't catch and it really threw me off the entire picture. Still better (and without the ridiculous glamor) than Memoirs of a Geisha.