What this lacks in cohesion and any grounding in reality, it makes up for in separate, enjoyable moments and beautiful tableaux. Seijun Suzuki is definitely a director who demands more from his viewers, certainly with his Taisho trilogy, but he makes the effort worthwhile.
After having seeing all three films of this "Taisho Trilogy"... I am still confused as hell. I have no idea of the appeal of this films. There seems to be love for them out there... but I guess I don't run in those circles. To me, it's just disjointed movie-making. Boring characters with no discernible purposes and dull story moments that really only serve to confuse or reach for a distant emotion that is not there.