Scan Scans from book: 300 years of Japanese women’s appearance, kimono, kanzashi etc. An incredible set of shots of a tayuu (courtesan) dress. The opulant heavily-embroidered uchikake (outer kimono) and obi appear to date to the century.
oiran-geisha: The maiko Eriha, Katsue and Shouko at a door. Each of these girls are from some of the richest okiya of Gion Kobu. Tama okiya for Eriha, Odamoto okiya for Katsue and Nishimura okiya for Shouko.