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The film has some strong sexual themes, especially for the PG-13 rating. Some prominent sexual scenes include:

A quick scene of a geisha having sex with her boyfriend (only a few thrusts are shown with him on top and a blanket covering them). PG13

The theme of selling yourself for entertainment is mature. A woman loses her virginity which the person has been bidding for. PG13

A young geisha is gradually stripped of her clothes once being forcefully kissed. Her bare back is seen. PG13

A geisha suspected of having sex is restrained. An elderly woman finds the truth by forcing her fingers into the geisha's vagina. She removes her wet hand. This is heavily implied and not clear at all. Most people would not notice it. PG13/R

A geisha has sex with the American Army Colonel, but nothing is shown except for her bare shoulders. PG13/R

The geisha are seen in a natural hot springs pool with other men, you cannot see full nudity, only the shoulders and just above the women's chest. PG

A young girl has cold water thrown over her and is whipped for a crime she did not commit. PG

Following the above 'checking' scene, the 'mother' slaps the geisha. PG

A young girl falls off a roof (nothing is really seen, it skips to her being treated by a doctor) G

A man breaks a glass with his hand, blood is very briefly shown. PG

A lady draws a small line on a geisha's legs and gives her a knife and tells her to cut her legs where she marked it. The geisha does and yells in pain, even though it doesn't show anything. PG

Nothing major. A few damns. PG

Pumpkin calls the American men bastards. PG

The word whore is used twice. PG

Characters frequently drink sake and beer. PG

Character's are seen smoking or lighting cigarettes for their male customers. Mother/Okasa is frequently seen with cigarette in it's holder, and discusses the selling/bartering over boxes of 'Lucky Strikes' cigarettes over the phone. After the war a cigarette machine/dispenser is seen at a previous tea house PG

Two children are forcefully taken from their parents.

Rated PG-13 for mature subject matter and some sexual content
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Brazil:14 / Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Canada Video Rating/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Canada:G (Quebec) / China:(Banned) / Czech Republic:12 / Finland:K-11 / France:Unrated / France:Tous publics / Germany:12 / Hong Kong:IIA / Hungary:14 / Iceland:L / Indonesia:D / Ireland:12A / Malaysia:18PL / Malaysia:U (cut version) / Malaysia:P13 (re-rating) / Netherlands:MG6 / Peru:14 / Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) / Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) / Singapore:PG / Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) / Singapore:NC-16 (special edition DVD) / South Korea:15 / Sweden:7 / Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) / UK:12A / USA:PG-13 (certificate #41007)

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