Onna wa nido umareru (1961) AKA Women Are Born Twice / A Geisha's Diary


The first of Kawashima’s Daiei Studio collaborations with Wakao centers on the life of a Tokyo geisha named Koen and her relationships with various men. Starting out with no singing or dancing talents, the young, free-spirited Koen is initially eager to please and happy to do what she is told. With time and experience, however, she gradually begins to notice a change in herself and questions what she wants out of life. Played with subtle shifts in emotion, Wakao’s delicate performance earned her the Kinema Junpo Award and Blue Ribbon Award for Best Actress.

Director: Yûzô Kawashima. AKA 女は二度生まれる Women Are Born Twice / A Geisha’s Diary
Writers: Toshirô Ide, Yûzô Kawashima, Tsuneo Tomita (novel).
Stars: Ayako Wakao, Sô Yamamura, Jun Fujimaki, Furankî Sakai, Kyû Sazanka, Hisano Yamaoka, Kuniichi Takami, Mayumi Kurata, Kazuko Yamanaka, Sachiko Meguro, Mariko Miyake, Kichijirô Ueda, Michisumi Sugawara, Yuka Konno, Chieko Murata.


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  1. Dan
    June 23, 2022

    This new website from which this picture in 1080p is to be downloaded doesn’t work. The network connection is lost after a short while, Subsequent attempts yield the same result.

    • Jon W.
      June 23, 2022

      Is your internet connection working OK? Make sure you’re not having micro cuts, that could be the reason for the disconnection happening, Google Drive in my years of experience using it have to say even though it does have disconnections at times it’s pretty reliable and it’s the file host with the highest download speed by far at least for me that’s why I’m using it for big files.
      Anyway, I just uploaded it on MyAirBridge here’s a link for it: https://mab.to/lu4mTtfvT let me know how it goes, download speed will be pretty slow compared to GD but maybe it will finish this time.

  2. Dan
    June 24, 2022

    Thanks, Jon. MyAirBridge did the job. Much appreciated!
    Thanks for all the good work and for your continuing commitment to film and
    its fans.
    Looking forward to new discoveries here!
    all best,

  3. Eric L
    June 24, 2022

    Thanks again for more Kawashima.

  4. William
    March 27, 2023

    thank you I’ve been looking all over for this movie. Very hard to find! Can’t even buy a bluray/dvd of it that I could find.

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