16 November 2020, 12:00 am
Programme Type
Films and Exhibitions

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.