The World of Geisha (1973)
aka Yojôhan fusuma no urabari
Genre: Pinku | Drama | Erotic
Country: Japan | Director: Tatsumi Kumashiro
Language: Japanese | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1 | Length: 71mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1920×784 – 29.970fps – 2.67gb

Considered to be one of the best Japanese films of the 70’s, Tatsumi Kumashiro’s The World of Geisha is a keen examination of the swirling nexus that attracts sex to money and money to power.

Set in a geisha house just before the Russo-Japanese War, a beautiful Geisha spends the night with a first-time customer who is about to be married. As an experienced geisha, she is not supposed to become personally involved (or sexually excited), but does anyway.

Her fellow geishas, both young and old, become involved with a variety of relationships as Kumashiro boldly analyzes the politics of the period using images of rice riots, Korean uprisings, and the eventual Japanese invasion of Siberia.

François Truffaut called Kumashiro’s The World of Geisha (1973) a “great movie,” adding, “The acting is perfect, and the film is humorous. In its praise for female beauty and derision for male stupidity lies the generous spirit of Jean Renoir.”


The World of Geisha (1973)