A globetrotting movie star
An episode from the series JAPAN BY GERARD DEPARDIEU
Gérard Depardieu travels to Kyoto, the former imperial capital and cradle of the traditions of Japanese culture.
There, he visits a Shinto temple, the only one dedicated to artists, before meeting one of the country's last great kimono creators, who perpetuates a know-how handed down from generation to generation.
The actor finally discovers the very closed universe of an okiya, a house of geishas, where the okasan (the "mother" or "boss") enlightens him on the place of these artists in society.