Kichizō (Tatsuya Fuji) and Sada Abe (Eiko Matsuda) have a passionate relationship. What makes this relationship special is that he is the owner of a geisha house, while she works there as a servant and prostitute. For Kichizō, the relationship escalates to the point of dependency and he falls more and more for the beautiful maid. The sensual relationship, based primarily on sexual experiences, gradually spirals out of control and Kichizō even leaves his family for it. Together with his lover, he isolates himself from the outside world and overcomes one sexual barrier after another. What begins as a lustful game becomes more and more of an obsession, which not only endangers the private and professional existence of the pimp, but is soon a matter of life and death.