Country bumpkin Haruko only ever wanted to become a geisha, like her now-deceased mother. Initially rebuffed for lack of references, Haruko's strong accent intrigues a linguistics professor, who undertakes to coach her.

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Haruko
Sumiko Fuji
Eri Watanabe
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Gaku Hamada
Ittoku Kishibe
Fumiyo Kohinata
Tamiyo Kusakari
Jurina Matsui
Tom Mutô
Sakurako Ohara
Tomoko Tabata
Masahiro Takashima
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Country bumpkin Haruko only ever wanted to become a geisha, like her now-deceased mother. Initially rebuffed for lack of references, Haruko's strong accent intrigues a linguistics professor, who undertakes to coach her.

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Maiko wa Lady  »

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Delightful and colourful froth
17 December 2014 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Dopey and clumsy bumpkin comes to big city, seeking to become the very essence of Japanese grace. Dogged determination in the face of stern opposition, derision and incompetence, yet with good-hearted support from unexpected quarters. Add the sumptuous lush colour of geisha, lovely settings ... and take every opportunity to burst into song ! The lead actress strikes just the right note of naïve sincerity, and the experienced supporting cast carry proceedings along with conviction, showing all the right touches of sorrow and joy.

Somewhat silly, as any good musical tends to be, Lady Maiko is moving and joyful, with a ripper of a closing number. Highly recommended.


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