Geisha: Twilight of the Flowers
Director: Romain Guelat
Even today, the geisha epitomize the beauty of Japan’s past. But theirs is a dying profession beneath the neon glare of Tokyo and Japan’s modernity. Drawing on interviews with the world-renowned Mineko Iwasaki and other geisha, this program places the geisha in the context of contemporary Japan. In addition to background on the geisha mystique, the program dispels the distorted image of geisha as courtesan and illustrates their efforts to retain their significance while adapting to a new world.