Japanese Paper Flower

  • Age

    Teen, Teen-Upper, University
  • Program

    Paper Flower
  • Type

  • Region

    Asia Pacific Region
  • Country

  • Language

Part of the Paper Flower Program, Paper Flower is a short film that explores the issues surrounding the phenomenon of “Enjo-kosai,” or “compensated dating” in Japan. During compensated dating, men give teenage girls who are often from upper-middle class families money or gifts in return for dates that typically end with sex. The film deals with the felt needs of materialism/success, relationships, suicide/emotional brokenness, social media, family and pressure.
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