Screening of NHK documentary films on Japan’s history, literature, art, culture and heritage. Organised with the support of NHK World and Embassy of Japan, New Delhi
Geisha: A Sunset Trade?
(28 minutes; 2020; English and with subtitles)
Geisha have existed for hundreds of years, but in modern Japan they are declining in number. It is a story that is repeated across many forms of traditional Japanese culture. The documentary focusses on the world of geisha, and the challenges ahead. Watanabe Kazuko and Mayumi, run a geisha association, and have decades of experience in the industry. They explain the challenges they face, and offer insights into how hard it can be to maintain tradition.