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Japan · 1969 1h 45m Director Masahiro Shinoda Starring Kichiemon Nakamura, Shima Iwashita, Hōsei Komatsu, Yûsuke Takita Genre Drama, Romance
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Paper-mill owner Jihei knows better than to contradict the strict social and moral codes of 18th-century Japan. But upon meeting the lovely courtesan Koharu, he becomes obsessed. Koharu returns his love, even foregoing other customers, while Jihei schemes to somehow buy her freedom. His efforts yield ruinous consequences for his business and his family life, and Koharu is meanwhile purchased by another client.