- Release Date
- March, 21st, 1961
- Running Time
- 92 min
- Screening Format
- -,HDCAM SR
- Screen Size
- Cinema Scope (1:2.35)
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[ Story ]
Yonosuke is the son of a wealthy Kyoto merchant whose only thought is how to increase his already large fortune. But the son secretly helps himself to his father's money to spend on women.
Yonosuke considers women sublime, and believes that all should be loved and caressed.
After his return from Edo, he goes the gay quarters, and is instantly smitten with Yugiri, the most beautiful courtesan in Kyoto. When he offers her his entire fortune, she holds him in contempt, but gradually she falls under his spell.
The Shogunate hears of Yonosuke's lavish spending and considers it an offence for a mere merchant to waste so much money. Officers are sent to arrest him, but he escapes with Yogiri who is killed by a lance while they are hiding in a stack of straw.
Saddened by Yugiri's death, and disillusioned by the overbearing attitude of the samurai and government officials, Yonosuke builds a ship and sails off with friends in search of freedom, and more lovely women.
【Quoted from the database of Kadokawa Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1961 4.3】
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