Hometown Stories

A Geisha on Nara: Bridging Past and Future

Kikuno has devoted herself to the life of a geisha since the age of 15. Now, as the proprietress of Nara's last geisha house, she's adapting with the times to keep 150 years of tradition going.
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #116

Sunday, April 21 at 12:10 pm on 12.4

additional airdates

  • Saturday, April 20 at 6:10 pm on 12.4
  • Sunday, April 21 at 12:10 am on 12.4
  • Sunday, April 21 at 6:10 am on 12.4

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With themes ranging from ancient traditions to contemporary social issues, these documentaries present intimate portraits of people's lives around Japan today.