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1920’s, Japan.  “The maiko [apprentice geisha] and geiko...

“The maiko [apprentice geisha] and geiko [geisha] have two sets of ceremonial crested kimono one for winter, the other for summer… The maiko’s kimono, which is of winter weight, plus.

okiya:  Relaxing on a Balcony 1920s (by Blue Ruin1) From left to right, Maiko Kohisa, Maiko Momotaro and Maiko Fumiryu.

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okiya: Relaxing on a Balcony (by Blue From left to right, Maiko Kohisa, Maiko Momotaro and Maiko Fumiryu.

Maiko Hatsuko and Her Camera, 1920s

Okuyama Hatsuko & her camera, Most of her pictures are labeled “Maiko Hatsuko,” or apprentice geisha Hatsuko.

Maiko by the River 1920s, industrial background- by Blue Ruin1, via Flickr

Maiko by the River A photograph of pretty Maiko girl with a very…

Three Maiko Girls with a Camera 1920s Maiko Hatsuko holding a camera, while two other Maiko girls (Apprentice Geisha) look on, a postcard from the mid 1920s.

Three Maiko Girls with a Camera Maiko Hatsuko holding a camera, while two other Maiko girls (Apprentice Geisha) look on, a postcard from the mid

Scan A3. Scans from book: 300 years of Japanese women’s appearance, kimono, kanzashi etc. ISBN4-87940-541-8. An incredible set of shots of a tayuu (courtesan) dress.  The opulant heavily-embroidered uchikake (outer kimono) and obi appear to date to the mid-19th century.  Images scanned by Lumikettu of Flickr

From book: 300 years of Japanese women’s appearance, kimono, kanzashi. An incredible set of shots of a tayuu (courtesan) dress. The opulant heavily-embroidered uchikake (outer kimono) and obi appear to date to the century.

Vogue - eat your heart out!   Young Japanese Maiko in Kimono

A graceful young Japanese maiko in kimono on a porch overlooking the Kamo River. Goldfish swim around her obi.

Hunting Fireflies by Kajima Seibei This black and white photograph of threehangyoku (young geisha) from the Shinbashi geisha district of Tokyo huntingfireflies, was taken in 1897 by Kajima Seibei.

hanamachi-no-himitsu:    (via p1512282630 — TOPIT.ME 收录优美图片)

“Painted Skin : The Resurrection” - Huà Pí which the story is estimated to be set during the early Chinese Han Dynasty BC – 220 AD). Longs sleeves were as common on the hanfu than they were on the kimono.

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