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Epitome (縮図, Shukuzu) is a 1953 Japanese drama film written and directed by Kaneto Shindo.[1]

Directed byKaneto Shindo
Produced byKōzaburō Yoshimura
Written byKaneto Shindo
Shūsei Tokuda
StarringNobuko Otowa
CinematographyTakeo Itō
Release date
  • 8 April 1953 (1953-04-08)
Running time
131 minutes


Ginko (Nobuko Otowa) works as a geisha to support her poor family, even though she has trained as a shoemaker to work with her father (Jūkichi Uno). She works first in Tokyo, then in northern Japan, and then in Tokyo again. She catches pneumonia and is carried home to die, but in the end her younger sister Tokiko dies and she lives.



  1. ^ "Epitome". Complete Index to World Film. 31 May 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2012.

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