残菊物語 [videorecording] = The story of the last chrysanthemum
Chicago, Ill. : Home Vision Cinema, c1997.
Video — 1 videocassette (115 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
When Kikunosuke, a mediocre actor from a famous Kabuki family, falls in love with a maid, he is cast out. The faithful Otoku supports her husband as he struggles to perfect his art. In the end, she is quite ill, yet willing to leave her husband so that he may take his rightful place at the head of the Kabuki community.
Video — 1 videocassette (86 min.) : sd., b? ; 1/2 in.
"Set amid the alleys and paper lanterns of Kyoto's Gion District, A Geisha is the story of Eiko, a beautiful young girl who decides to follow in her mother's footsteps and become a geisha. With no money of her own, she becomes the apprentice to Miyoharu, her mother's best friend. Eiko begins her training, but slowly discovers that for a geisha in the new Japan, beneath the image of traditional beauty lies the hard truth that a woman must sell herself to live."--Videocassette container.