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Superb large format colored collotype by Kazumasa Ogawa. From the 1896 publication Japan Described and Illustrated by the Japanese (Boston: Millet).

Hawaryu worked as a geisha in Japan at the turn of the century and is pictured posing in a distinctive kimono with cherry blossom collar

Memories of a geisha: Stunning images reveal the delicate beauty of the woman who enchanted Tokyo 100 years ago

Maiko Fukiko 1920s Maiko (apprentice geisha) Fukiko, her kanzashi (hair ornaments) suggest that she is dressed for a tea ceremony, during the late 1920s or early 1930s.

Maiko Fukiko Maiko (apprentice geisha) Fukiko, her kanzashi (hair ornaments) suggest that she is dressed for a tea ceremony, during the late or early

Momotaro - Taisho Era Maiko by Naomi no Kimono Asobi, via Flickr  (Taisho Era: July 30, 1912, to December 25, 1926)

Momotaro - Taisho Era Maiko by Naomi no Kimono Asobi, via Flickr (Taisho Era: July 30, 1912, to December 25, 1926)

Geiko Tomigiku 富菊 in Odori Costume, ca 1912-26, Japan. S)

Geiko Tomigiku 富菊 in Odori Costume, ca Japan. S) This costume is country girl of Edo period.

Japan Beauty (舞子はん - Maiko) by Toshimo1123, via Flickr - 'Especially Kyoto, a dancing geisha(MAIKO:舞妓) and a geisha(GEIKO:芸妓) are famous. A dancing geisha(舞妓) is the apprenticeship before becoming a geisha(芸妓). Although it seems that there are some methods of recognizing, I think that footwear is the most intelligible. Since they have footwear (おこぼ), They are dancing geisha(舞妓). Kyoto. S)

Japan Beauty (舞子はん - Maiko) by via FlickEspecially Kyoto, a dancing geisha(MAIKO:舞妓) and a geisha(GEIKO:芸妓) are famous. A dancing geisha(舞妓) is the apprenticeship before becoming a geishaThey are dancing geisha

A Geisha dressed in the Genroku style, with her hair in the Shimada-mage hairstyle of the Middle Edo period (1688-1715). It is believed that the yujo (ladies of pleasure) of Shimada created the hairstyle. 1920s

prev pinner note: A Geiko (Geisha) dressed in the Genroku style, with her hair in the Shimada-mage hairstyle of the Middle Edo period It is believed that the yujo (ladies of pleasure) of Shimada created the hairstyle.

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