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The Kimono Gallery

Wind Costume…late century Japanese hand-tinted photographic studio portrait (The National Archives UK)

A Geisha from the Shinbashi geisha district in Tokyo, dressed to dance a male role in a Genroku odori, around 1905

Genroku Style - Male Role A Geisha from the Shinbashi geisha district in Tokyo, dressed to dance a male role in a Genroku odori, around 1905

Hakone, 1890's. Three Women Taking a Bath.  Two women are squatting next to a bath, while a third sits in the water. This is the same gorgeous onsen resort in Hakone as shown in Hakone 1880s • Two Women in Bathroom.

Hakone, Three Women Taking a Bath. Two women are squatting next to a bath, while a third sits in the water. This is the same gorgeous onsen resort in Hakone as shown in Hakone

The Kimono Gallery

Geisha holding her kimono This is a photograph of a beautiful Geisha standing outside of an Okiya or Geisha House. The decoration on her kimono appears to show a woman travelling in a Kago or Palanquin, carried by bearers.

昔、昔の職業美人(芸妓はん&舞妓はん) :: 「明日という字は、明るい日とかくのね・・・」|yaplog!(ヤプログ!)byGMO

Maiko Girl Standing Another cut-down fragment of a postcard, showing the same Maiko girl as in the previous posting. I think that her kimono is lovely.

Geisha Sakae in a Dragonfly Kimono 1910s

Geisha Sakae reading in a Dragonfly Kimono ~ Japan, Sakae (さ か え), from the geisha district of Shitayya (Shitaya) Tokyo in the Taisho period, was popular after the Russian-Japanese War, with her image appearing on printed postcards.

Moga (Modern Girls - Taisho Era)

∴ Trios ∴ the three graces, sisters, triplets & groups of 3 in art and vintage photos - Kôyô Kageyama - Mogas (Modern Girls) in beach pyjama fashion, Japan, 1928

昔、昔の職業美人(芸妓はん&舞妓はん) - 「明日という字は、明るい日とかくのね・・・」|yaplog!(ヤプログ!)byGMO

kvetchlandia: “Uncredited Photographer Geiko (Geisha from Western Japan) Toba Reading Book ”

Japanese Samurai And Courtesans Brought To Life In Vivid, Colorized Photos

Japanese Samurai And Courtesans Brought To Life In Vivid Color

In Japan, the color red has varied meanings, depending on its shade. On the country’s flag, a bold, red circle depicts the vivacity of the sun; on clothing and makeup worn by women beginning in the He.

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