Saturday, October 24, 2020

Of nuns and divorce?

My latest addition to my Recommended Japanese Live Action Cinema web pages is Kakekomi Onna to Kakedashi Otoko, a tale set during the early 1840s in Kamakura. Love, abuse, and fleeing government censorship all bring together the main characters to the location of the story, the Buddhist nunnery Tōkeiji which aided women in getting divorced. Don't expect much sword fighting in this historical drama, tho' naginata do end up playing a role. Do expect a fine dramatic tale with a bit of humor.

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