Unknown | [Performer in Bugaku-style Costume] | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
In the 1880s it was an almost obligatory practice among Japanese photographers to hand color both studio and landscape pictures. In Europe the practice of tinting photographs had fallen into disrepute, but because of the consummate skill of Japanese watercolorists, hand-colored albumen photographs became a minor art form of startling beauty in Japan
Kimono Addict: Photo
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Onna bugeisha, femme samurai. - le site du Japon
Le terme Onna bugeisha ( 女武芸者) désigne une femme samurai. Bien que l'histoire rapporte que la guerre était masculine, le Japon féodal, très souvent, apprenait aux femmes l'usage des armes dans l'optiq
Geigi (geisha) Hamayū of the Shinbashi geisha district in Tokyo. In a nod to her professional name (Seashore Courage), she is posed on a studio beach. Dated 1911 on the reverse.
GEISHA LOOKING AT PHOTOGRAPHS (18) -- Posthumously Awarded Full Membership in Flickr
[From a OKINAWA SOBA flickr set of Meiji-era Photographs (and a few from the Taisho era) depicting real Geisha Girls looking at old Photograph albums, images, and stereoviews. Posted in response to flickr member SignFire who said we should sign these girls up for a flickr account. Apparently, these girls don't have computers where they are, so we'll have to make do with posthumously awarding these PHOTO-LOVING GEISHA with an honorary membership in flickr.]