|The Life of A Court Lady|
Director: Akio Jissoji
Cast: Janet Hatta, Shin Kishida, Minori Terada
Shijo, though not of the noble class, is very beautiful and is taken into the royal court as one of the court ladies.
In the Heian period these women were often used by various lords at court as concubines. Though most people knew what was going on it was unsaid in public, as social etiquette was supreme.
The film follows Shijo as she becomes disillusioned as to the world of court and leaves it to become a wondering nun.
1974 Color Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) 120 Mins.
Japanese with Optional English Subtitles.