April 7, 2012
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2007, 111 min., 35 mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Mika Ninagawa. With Anna Tsuchiya, Masanobu Ando and Miho Kanno.

Sold into the red light district as a young girl during the edo period, foul-mouthed, spunky Kiyoha climbs the ladder to become the oiran (head courtesan) after failing to escape from the brothel. In her directorial debut, acclaimed young art photographer Mika Ninagawa brings this popular Japanese manga to the screen with lavish and vibrant period costumes and gorgeous candy-colored sets.

Part of Sakura — Spring Renews, Beauty Blooms.

$12/$9 Japan Society members, seniors & students

Buy Tickets Online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, Weekends 11 am – 5 pm.

This program is co-presented with The Japan Foundation.


Part of Sakura—Spring Renews, Beauty Blooms.

  • Saturday, April 7, 2012
  • 7:00 pm