A high-class prostitute and two misfit admirers are on the run in 19th Century Japan in this comedy from director Hideyuki Hirayama. Okino (Kyoko Koizumi) is a courtesan edging into her forties who wants to give up the business, but her "managers" demand more money than she can pay for her freedom. With the help of her friend Yaji (Kanzaburo Nakamura), a sweet but hare-brained pastry chef who has carried a torch for her since the death of his wife, Okino sends fake severed fingers to her best clients hoping they'll help her raise the money, but the scam fails to fool anyone. Okino tells the caretakers of her house that her father is ill and she needs to visit him, and she and Yaji hit the road towards freedom, but it isn't long before her pimps realizes what's happened and they give chase. En route, Okino and Yaji are joined by washed-up actor Kita (Akira Emoto), who is looking to cheer himself up after an unsuccessful suicide attempt. Kita and Yaji become rivals for Okino's affections while the trio is joined by a street kid (Takato Sasano) who has magical powers and can transform himself into anything from a raccoon to pair of dice in a crap game.
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