Synopsis by Dan Pavlides
Mugido (Yasuko Tomita) is an 18-year-old country girl who comes to Tokyo to live with her aunt and train as a geisha. She divides her time between training in the ancient art of song and dance and her high-school academics, and her superficial classmates are a sharp contrast to the rigid training she receives to become a geisha. The continuing encroachment of Western cultural influences on Japan is also a theme in this story of a young woman alienated from both of the worlds in which she lives.
alienation, aunt, career, geisha, self-sacrifice, tradition, training