What Did the Lady Forget?

A splendid satire on Tokyo's suburban bourgeoisie. Into the home of a society lady and her cowed husband, a professor of medicine, comes the professor's niece, a thoroughly “modern girl” (moga) from Osaka-symbolic home of the new economy, and of adaptability to the world. Discovering that her uncle's “golf” games take place on the proverbial nineteenth hole, she follows him to the Ginza district and insists on participating in the fun. “Amongst the shoji screens, a sublime comedy of coming and going. Light, effortless, fresh, and truthful, the proportions of the surface bring to mind ‘Mozartian perfection.' And what did the lady forget? I think, to sleep with her husband” (Nathaniel Dorsky).

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