The Last Concubine

How do you fall in love when your society has no word for it?  The Last Concubine is an epic love story closely based on historical events, chronicling nineteenth-century Japan’s extraordinary change from a medieval to a modern country.  This is the story of a shogun, a princess and the three thousand women of the women’s palace – all of whom really existed – and of the civil war that brought their way of life to an end.