+ pre-recorded intro by Professor Hideaki Fujiki, Nagoya University
Against all advice, the heir to a wealthy family embarks on a relationship with a geisha.
© 1955 Toho Co Ltd. All rights reserved
Dir Shirô Toyoda
With Hisaya Morishige, Chikage Awashima, Yôko Tsukasa, Haruo Tanaka
Despite paternal disapproval, the heir to a wealthy family embarks on a relationship with a geisha. Another filmmaker deserving of greater fame in the West, Toyoda is celebrated particularly for his direction of actors. Here, he elicits superb performances from Hisaya Morishige and Chikage Awashima in what remains one of Japanese cinema’s most mature and realistic accounts of romantic commitment.
Print courtesy National Film Archive of Japan.