Category: Fukagawa in movies

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List of Films Centered on Geisha

There are several films about Geisha produced throughout the years. Some of them raise different stereotypes about Geishas as they are produced and directed by Westerners who have specific perceptions on Geishas and the culture. Here is a list of famous movies centered on Geisha. Sisters of the Gion (1936)—Dir. Kenji Mizoguchi The Life of Oharu (西鶴一代女 Saikaku Ichidai...

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Fukagawa in movies

Apparently this began life as an update (albeit a bit toned down) of Mizoguchi’s earlier Sisters of the Gion, though it didn’t quite end up that way. Tony Rayns’ introductory comments were useful, for me at least, in trying to get my head around this, particularly his observation that the post-war geisha was treated like...

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