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Increasing Good-Luck Arrow Knot 1910s

okiya: “ Increasing Good-Luck Arrow Knot (by Blue “ A maiko (apprentice geisha) from Osaka showing her obi (sash) tied in the traditional musubi (knot), called “ya giccha” (やぎっちゃ) in the.

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

Tomigiku, 1910s, Japan.  "…During the years Taisho 10 and Taisho 11 (1921 and 1922), Tomigiku was one of the great beauties of Kyoto. ...

“…During the years Taisho 10 and Taisho 11 and Tomigiku was one of the great beauties of Kyoto. With her long eyelashes, and watery eyes reflecting the light, it.

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.

August 八月 hachigatsu, month of falling leaves. Meigi (famous geisha) Era Kayo, dressed as a Hime (Princess) holding a teshoku (portable candlestick). Text and image via Blue Ruin 1 on Flickr

August 八月 hachigatsu, month of falling leaves. Meigi (famous geisha) Era Kayo, dressed as a Hime (Princess) holding a teshoku (portable candlestick).

une geisha en 1930

L’inspiration asiatique : l’origine d’une tendance printemps-été 2013

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.

Photo taken in 1905, Japan.  "A Maiko (Apprentice Geisha) from Osaka wearing a beautiful Hikizuri (trailing kimono), decorated with an O-Bes...

Noh Mask Kimono A Maiko (Apprentice Geisha) from Osaka wearing a beautiful Hikizuri (trailing kimono), decorated with an O-Beshimi style Noh Mask of the mythical tengu (daemon). Beshimi means.

geisha-licious: Tomoyuki (i’m truly in love with this photo) I couldn’t find the original source, so I can only guess the date of theis photo. Since Tomoyuki is only painting her lower lip in this photo (they usually don’t do this in Pontocho), I guess she is either a Minarai here or the photo was taken shortly after her Misedashi. -> February 2007

geisha-licious: “ Tomoyuki (i’m truly in love with this photo) ” I couldn’t find the original source, so I can only guess the date of theis photo. Since Tomoyuki is only painting her lower lip in this.

Geisha Otomaru taking off her Haori 1910s

Geisha Otomaru taking off her Haori I wasn't sure about this image, but I found a very similar photo of the same woman in a book about Geisha published in Although, the book didn’t give her name, I think that this is Otomaru a Shinbashi Geisha from Tokyo.

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