Haruko aspires to become a maiko, and makes her way to Shimohachiken, a geisha quarter in Kyoto. She is accepted for an apprenticeship through the auspices of Kyono, a linguistic scholar who is intrigued by her thick Kagoshima and Tsugaru dialect, and trains furiously to become a fully-fledged maiko.
- KAMISHIRAISHI Mone
- HASEGAWA Hiroki
- FUJI Sumiko
Film Festivals, Awards
- 2014 Tokyo International Film Festival, Special Program
- 2014 Shanghai International Film Festival