@Hali the Emoji girl
Being a prostitute doesn't mean someone has "low standards". The film is set in the late Muromachi period, when prostitution was an integral part of the economy and society, and was a major aspect of culture and fashion.
Prostitution was considered a boon for local economies, and any community without at least one house of "ill repute" couldn't consider themselves "urban" by any means.
Both male and female courtesans and prostitutes were romanticized in literature and woodblock prints, and their fashions inspired both commoners and the elite. Just like today in Harajuku.
But, that's pre-modern Japan, where women could own property, and had authority over their own lives separate from their husbands or fathers.
I mean, it wasn't all roses and kimonos — there were some bad times had by all.
But you can't be a Japanese prostitute and have "low standards" or anything other than the highest regard for propriety and accounting.
Those were hard jobs. Someone with "low standards" wouldn't cut it.
Just watch the movie — it's pretty good.
Even though there's a town full of prostitutes in it.