Kôge (1964) AKA The Scent of Incense


After her mother runs away from home, Tomoko is raised to be a geisha. One day Tomoko meets her mother in a red-light district in Tokyo and her life deeply gets in trouble.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita. AKA The Scent of Incense / 香華〈前篇/後篇〉
Writer: Sawako Ariyoshi (novel), Keisuke Kinoshita.
Stars: Mariko Okada, Kinuyo Tanaka, Haruko Sugimura, Gô Katô, Eiji Okada, Kazuo Kitamura, Eijirô Yanagi, Suisen Ichikawa, Bunta Sugawara, Kokinji Katsura, Jun Usami, Fuyuki Murakami.


Note: This is actually a 2-parts film, both parts are merged on one file, Part 1 (Koge-ichibu: waremoko no sho (The Scent of Incense)) ends at about 1:27 and then Part 2 (Koge-nibu: mitsumata no sho (The Scent of Incense – Part 2: The Book of the Oriental Paperbush)) starts. Thanks to Massimo for pointing this out.

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One Comment

  1. Tae Woong Lee
    May 20, 2023

    Thanks for the great film.
    I think Otowa Nobuko should be credited since she is the lead actress
    along with Okada Mariko.

    Her range of acting is truly incredible.

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