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Lady Maiko

Lady Maiko

What does it take to be a lady?Sep. 13, 2014Japan135 Min.No Rated
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Synopsis

For as long as she can remember, Haruko has wanted to be a geisha. Eager to start her career, she approaches a teahouse in one of Kyoto’s famous geisha districts to become an apprentice geisha, or maiko—only to be rejected due to her lack of references, country bumpkin dialect and uncultivated demeanor. By chance, her accent catches the interest of Professor Kyono, a linguistics specialist and regular patron at the teahouse. He strikes a deal with the teahouse proprietor, promising to transform Haruko’s strong dialect into ladylike speech within 6 months. But becoming a maiko is no easy feat: have the professor and Haruko underestimated the task ahead? Based loosely on the Audrey Hepburn classic My Fair Lady, Lady Maiko is a musical comedy that provides a window into the world of geisha and the dedication it takes to achieve your dreams.

Lady Maiko
Original title 舞妓はレディ
IMDb Rating 6.5 145 votes
TMDb Rating 8 2 votes

Director

Masayuki Suo
Director

Cast

Mone Kamishiraishi isHaruko Saigo
Haruko Saigo
Hiroki Hasegawa isHoshi Kyono
Hoshi Kyono
Sumiko Fuji isChiharu Kojima
Chiharu Kojima
Eri Watanabe isMameharu
Mameharu
Masahiro Takashima isYoshio Takai
Yoshio Takai
Fumiyo Kohinata isKanpachiro Ichikawa
Kanpachiro Ichikawa
Gaku Hamada isAkihira Nishino
Akihira Nishino
Satoshi Tsumabuki isYuichiro Akaki
Yuichiro Akaki

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