A Tale of Love and Honor: Life in Gion

★ Sept.29 Sat @ 3:30 PM

2017 | 49 min | with English Subtitles | Presented and supported by NHK WORLD-Japan

Within Japan, there’s a place that seems to transport visitors to another world: Gion, in Kyoto. When night falls in this historic district, nearly 100 geiko, or traditional entertainers, make their way to teahouses to perform classical arts, such as music and dance, for carefully selected guests. Kimi Ota, 77, is the proprietress of a 200-year-old teahouse. Throughout its history, it has always been run by a woman. The proprietress cannot marry and must have a daughter who can someday take over. Peer behind the curtain into the unique and alluring world of Kyoto’s teahouses.

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