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.