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Asakusa Oiran Dochu 11/19 And finally the tayu ,the top courtesan herself with her umbrella bearer (kasamochi no otokoshu) and the katakashi no otokoshu, the special attendant offering his shoulder (notice her clogs and you'll understand his importance!) #Asakusa, #Oiran, #Dochu, #tayu November 9 2014 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Oiran Dochu 11/19 And finally the tayu ,the top courtesan herself with her umbrella bearer (kasamochi no otokoshu) and the katakashi no otokoshu, the special attendant offering his shoulder (notice her clogs and you'll understand his importance!) #Asakusa, #Oiran, #Dochu, #tayu November 9 2014 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

junihitoe heian is an extremely elegant and highly complex kimono that was only worn by court-ladies in Japan. Literally translated, it means "twelve-layer robe".

junihitoe heian is an extremely elegant and highly complex kimono that was only worn by court-ladies in Japan. Literally translated, it means "twelve-layer robe".

モノクロ写真でよみがえる花魁の世界 - NAVER まとめ

Oiran Dochu, a parade of Tayuu (high class prostitutes) in their gorgeous kimono at the Daimon main gate of the amusement district of Shimabara, Kyoto. The Tayuu is flanked by Kamuro, child attendants.

Kyoto is a magical city.   It sounds sugarcoated but it's true.   With 400 shrines and 1,600 Buddhist temples it's difficult to choose your activities.   This list will help you make the most of your trip.

9 Principles of Japanese Art and Culture: Wabi-sabi (imperfect) Miyabi (elegance) Shibui (subtle) Iki (originality) Jo-ha-kyu (slow, accelerate, end) Yugen (mysterious) Geido (discipline and ethics) Ensou (the void) Kawaii (cute)

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Japanese Courtesan/Oiran- You can tell the difference between an Oiran & Geisha by the way the Obi is tied. A Geisha's Obi is tied in the back verses the Oiran's Obi being tied in the front.

Kimono by julekinz

dress cloak cape coat hood character hair headdress Incredible couture kimono in jewel tones.

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