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I think a Geisha is one of the most beautiful things in the world. I wish I could go to Japan for the cherry blossoms and Geisha.too bad I hate Japanese food.

Ichikawa Danjuro V in the Role of Sakata Kintoki from the Play "Shitenno tonoi no kisewata"  Katsukawa Shunshô  (Japanese, 1726–1792)  Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: 1781 Culture: Japan Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper

Kabuki Actor Ichikawa Danjūrō V as Sakata Kintoki in the Play Raikō’s Four Intrepid Retainers in the Costume of the Night Watch (Shitennō tonoi no kisewata) Artist: Katsukawa Shunshō (Japanese, Period: Edo period Date: month, 1781

Onna-bugeisha

smartchickscommune: “ “Onna-bugeisha was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese nobility. Many women engaged in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. They were members of the bushi(samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in the.

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.

It hand-tinted albumen print was taken in the 1880s by a relatively obscure but active photographer named YAMAMOTO.

Quite a beautiful image of a Geisha (or older Maiko) posing for a "domestic scene". It's hand-tinted albumen print was taken in the by a relatively obscure but active photographer named YAMAMOTO.

Samurai in wet weather gear, wearing the two swords of the Samurai: Katana and…                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Samurai in foul weather gear; coat and hat carrying the two swords katana and wakizashi in true samurai form

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