Kashin no Irezumi: Ureta Tsubo (1976, JAP) C-74m. SCOPE ** D: Masaru Konuma. Starring Genshu Hanayagi, Takako Kitagawa, Shin Nakamaru, Naomi Tani. Classic pinku sex film drama about two women, mother and daughter, who each have their sexual (re-)awakening and have problems acknowledging each other's desires. It all culminates in a giant tattoo created on the mother's torso. Plot is a bit unfocused, but most of the sex scenes are done with elegance. English titles: TATTOOED FLOWER VASE, TATTOOED CORE OF FLOWER, MATURE VASE, TATTOOED VAGINA.

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