A clever comment on the traditional representation of Japanese women, through a series of interviews.

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Kazuko Hohki ...
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Chika Nakagawa ...
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This documentary uses a variety of interviews, conversations in rooms of Tokyo women talking about relationships, an offbeat women's religious group, and a girl band with provocative lyrics and body language to show a view of Japanese women quite contrary to the traditional representation of the subservient wives and geishas of media. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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October 1993 (USA)  »

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I kali syzygos tou Tokyo  »

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Japanese Culture

Film made during a tour of Japan by the pop band Frank Chickens (a Japanese band based in the UK since the early 1980s). We start with the marriage of leading band member Kazuko Hohki to her boyfriend, record producer Grant Showbiz. Through a series of interviews, principly with fellow band member Chika Nakagawa, we see the different attitudes to marriage in modern Japan. We also get a fascinating glimpse of Kazuko's mother: an eccentric priestess of her own religion who also sang and told jokes. Kazuko has been touring the UK and Europe with a one-women multimedia show about the life of her mother ("Toothless") since the late 1990s.


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