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

Putting on Make-up and Fixing their Hair 1920s by Blue Ruin1, via Flickr

Two Geiko (Geisha) putting the finishing touches to their appearance. It looks like they are wearing Hitoe or "one layer" kimono, an unlined, silk, summer kimono. Geiko Danko on the left and Geiko Tomigiku on the

taishou-kun: “Tanuma Takeyoshi 田沼 武能 Preparing for shopping, Tokyo - Japan - 1955 ”

Preparing for shopping, Tokyo, Takeyoshi Tanuma / 田沼 武能. Japanese, born in

舞妓/Maiko

美しい芸妓写真を集めたサイト「Geiko-san & Maiko-san」でいにしえにタイムスリップ

Beside a Wood 1938.  Maiko (apprentice geisha) Hisazuru sitting on a bridge beside a wooded hillside.  Text and image via Blue Ruin 1 on Flickr

Beside a Wood Maiko (apprentice geisha) Hisazuru sitting on a bridge beside a wooded hillside. Text and image via Blue Ruin, Japan

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.

Geiko Toba reading a Book 1938 (by Blue Ruin1)

Geiko Toba reading a book. 1938 Geiko Toba とば reading a book - Japan - 1938

謎に包まれた妖艶の芸妓。明治・大正・昭和を生きた「富菊」のオーラが、時代を超えている

謎に包まれた妖艶の芸妓。明治・大正・昭和を生きた「富菊」のオーラが、時代を超えている

It's pretty funny to see such an elegant woman (especially a Geisha) feeding chickens, but somehow it works.

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