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Yokohama Mary


First-time writer-director Takayuki Nakamura's documentary Yokohama Mary concerns the titular figure, a Japanese prostitute infamous for servicing American GIs during WWII. She survived for over fifty years, but eventually turned into something of an eccentric, donning white kabuki makeup and living as a bag lady on the streets of Yokohama during the early nineties. Various stories and legends circled around her, a Japanese author published a photographic study of her, she became the subject of a stage...more