KYOTO

A globetrotting movie star

An episode from the series JAPAN BY GERARD DEPARDIEU

Format: HD
Duration: 26 ’
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Available version: French
Rights: All Rights | Worldwide

Synopsis

GĂ©rard 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.