Kanshigumi: The Ivory Lotus
House of the Lotus Root
A brothel in the Dragon's tiny red-light district, the Lotus smells of mildew, smoke, and various human scents best left unnamed. The girls, who stare sullenly or shout lewdly from the caged windows that face the street, wear garish hues more normally left to children – although stains, dirt, and age have faded their colors. The okaasan, a dumpy middle-aged woman named Tsubaki, is sly but not smart. Her greed confines her to her lot.
It is not exactly a high-class establishment.