There is a new, fuller and higher quality version of this film now up, in four parts under the title 'Maiko or geisha making up'.
JAPAN THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS by Alan Macfarlane explores the mysterious context to this film. It can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/5ocjfp
The film was made by Windfall Films. Please see www.alanmacfarlane.com under 'Global History' for details and other films.
All revenues will be donated to: http://www.oralliterature.org/
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