Jokyo (film)

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Directed by Kōzaburō Yoshimura
Kon Ichikawa
Yasuzo Masumura
Produced by Masaichi Nagata
Written by Shôfû Muramatsu
Toshio Yasumi
Starring Ayako Wakao
Cinematography Hiroshi Murai
Edited by Tatsuji Nakashizu
Distributed by Daiei Film
Release date
14 January 1960
Running time
100 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Jokyō (女経 Jokyō?, A Woman's Testament) is a 1960 Japanese drama film directed by Kōzaburō Yoshimura, Kon Ichikawa and Yasuzo Masumura. It was entered into the 10th Berlin International Film Festival.[1]


This is a series of three stories revolving around women. The first story is about a young woman who works in a Tokyo nightclub. She has what seems like a good plan for a strong financial future; she is investing in a company on the one hand, and on the other, taking action to snare the son of the company's owner in marriage. In the second story, a young woman is employed by a real estate agent in order to convince male clients to invest in worthless property, usually by bathing with them. The last story is about a widowed geisha who has no financial worries. But when she falls in love with a forger, she opts to wait for him after he is sent to prison. This causes trouble for her in family and society, but she ignores them despite the pressure.



  1. ^ " Awards for Jokyo". Retrieved 2010-01-17. 

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