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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.

1910....TAYUU AND TWO ATTENDANTS....JAPAN....PHOTOGRAPHER BY YUKI WILLY....OF FLICKR......ON THEKIMONOGALLERY.TUMBLR........

shewhoworshipscarlin: “Tayuu and two attendants, Japan. (A Tayuu, at this time, was an expensive prostitute.

Satogiku-dayuu 1910s  "It was customary for a tayuu (Japanese courtesan) to have two kamuro (child attendants) of about the same age and size, with names that matched in concept and sound, taking their cue from the name of their ane-jōro (elder sister courtesan)."

Satogiku-dayuu - It was customary for a tayuu (Japanese courtesan) to have two kamuro (child attendants) of about the same age & size, with names that matched in concept & sound, taking their cue from the name of their ane-jōro (elder sister courtesan).

鼓を打つ芸奴(玉村康三郎撮影、明治時代の美人ランキング)

sumi-no-neko: “ by 玉村康三郎 Tamamura Kōzaburō - Girl beating a Tsugumi ”

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Famous Mineko Iwasaki as Geiko. Eri-kae or "turning of the collar" is the stage when a maiko, after years of training, become Geiko. During this period they sport a hairstyle called Sakkou and dance a special number called Kurokami ("Jet-black Hair").

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

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