Geishas in Swimsuits (using photographs from the early 1900's)

photographs from the early During the Meiji and Taisho Eras of Old Japan, photographing Geishas in swimwear was all the rage. Stripes, hits of candy-hues, fancy up-do’s… For most of them, the identity of the photographers and models remain UNKNOWN

Old japanese postcard Yuusuzumi o suru josei 夕涼みをする女性 (Women to the cool of the evening) - Hand coloured postcard - 1906

taishou-kun: Old japanese postcard Yuusuzumi o suru josei 夕涼みをする女性 (Women to the cool of the evening) - Hand coloured postcard - 1906

Kyoto Dancing Girl by Kusakabe Kimbei 1880s. This hand-coloured albumen photograph shows a maiko (apprentice geisha) from Kyoto dressed in an elaborate dove motif kimono.

Photograph number in the catalogue of over images by the Kusakabe Kimbei Studio of Yokohama, entitled “Kioto Dancing Girl”. This hand-coloured albumen photograph shows a maiko (apprentice geisha) from Kyoto dressed in an elaborate dove motif kimono.

A palavra geisha significa literalmente "pessoa da arte, artista", e ela foi originalmente usada para designar comediantes e músicos que se apresentavam em banquetes e festas particulares no século XVII. Assim, as primeiras gueixas não foram mulheres, mas homens. Como os palcos estavam proibidos às mulheres, as festas privadas tornaram-se os únicos lugares onde as mulheres podiam tocar música, dançar e cantar.

On the chair rail in front of the girl is written "Japanese Járlis style today".

12 Gorgeous Color Photos Of Geisha In The Late 1800s

12 Gorgeous Color Photos Of Geisha In The Late 1800s

Geisha trained to specialize in certain arts such as dance or music. Calligraphy was a rarer skill. Photos Of Geisha In The Late

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