大正元年的某个冬夜，落魄的太田胜造（緒形拳 饰）和艺妓丰竹吕鹤（池上季実子 饰）私奔，结果遭到艺妓馆黑帮的追杀。吕鹤弥留之际，将尚在襁褓中的女儿托付给胜造。二十
Plot Summary:1933. 20 years before, Katsuzo was in love with a geisha who gave him a daughter. They tried to run away together but they were caught and the woman was killed under his eyes. Now he is a zegen aka a pimp who sells girls to the Yokiro, the biggest geisha house in Southern Japan, run by Osode who used to be his mistress. His daughter who was raised by the Geisha House is now a Great Geisha under the name Momowaka. And his girlfriend, Tamako, wants to become a geisha. Momowaka falls in love, one of Osaka's yakuza clans wants to take control of the Yokiro.