Young Eiko escapes her lecherous uncle and seeks refuge in an okiya (lodging house). She seeks the guidance of esteemed geisha Miyoharu.
As the two women strive in their profession as dignified geisha, they encounter the cruel reality of an industry built on lies.
Image: A Geisha © 1953 Kadokawa Pictures.
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