Sisters of the Gion Movie Review 1936

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Story follows two geisha sisters, illuminating the plight of women in Japan. Elder sister Umekichi is traditional and dependent on her patrons while her modern younger sister Omocha exploits her customers as much as possible. But no matter the difference in their attitudes, both remain trapped by circumstances. Adapted from the novel "Yama" by Alexander Ivanovich Kuprin. Japanese with subtitles.


Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL:

Available on VHS
Running time 66 minutes.
Originally from Japanese.

Cast and Crew

Women, Japan, Brothers & Sisters
Kenji Mizoguchi, Yoshikata Yoda
Isuzu Yamada, Yoko Umemura, Eitaro Shindo, Benkei Shiganoya
Minoru Miki
Kenji Mizoguchi

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