Check it! Oooku (Ohoku)

1 10 2010

Out today (Oct. 1) in theaters is the Tokugawa-era film Oooku (Ohoku).

Oooku (which translates to the shogun’s harem) takes place in an alternative reality Tokugawa era (early 18th century) where a disease drastically reduced the male population of Japan. In this new matriarchal society, a young man decides to enter the female shogun’s inner chamber to try and earn money to marry the woman he loves (an expensive right in this era).

Check out the teaser trailer here: (Oooku) or a more fleshed out trailer here: (Oooku).