Tayuu, the highest class of courtesan. Hand-colored photo, about 1880’s, Kyoto, Japan. Image via Sgt Steiner of Flickr

Tayuu, the highest class of courtesan. Hand-colored photo, about 1880’s, Kyoto, Japan. Image via Sgt Steiner of Flickr

A vintage photography of an actual tayuu

A vintage photography of an actual tayuu

太夫 About 1910’s, Japan.

太夫 About 1910’s, Japan.

"This postcard shows a Tayuu (Japanese Courtesan) and two Kamuro (Child Attendants) standing in front of a Kōhaku-maku (red and white curtain). A Kōhaku-maku is a type of decorative fabric panel used on various occasions in Japan, such as outdoor tea ceremonies.” 1920’s, Japan. °

"This postcard shows a Tayuu (Japanese Courtesan) and two Kamuro (Child Attendants) standing in front of a Kōhaku-maku (red and white curtain). A Kōhaku-maku is a type of decorative fabric panel used on various occasions in Japan, such as outdoor tea ceremonies.” 1920’s, Japan. °

Tayuu (Japanese Courtesan), 1920's Japan. °

Tayuu (Japanese Courtesan), 1920's Japan. °

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VINTAGE TAYU

VINTAGE TAYU

Tayū

Tayū

Photo of Yoshiwara courtesan Komurasaki, Taisho period. Japan.

Photo of Yoshiwara courtesan Komurasaki, Taisho period. Japan.

Oiran were courtesans in Japan.  The oiran were considered a type of yūjo "woman of pleasure" or prostitute.  However, they are distinguished from the yūjo in that they were entertainers, and many became celebrities of their times outside the pleasure districts. Their art…

Oiran were courtesans in Japan. The oiran were considered a type of yūjo "woman of pleasure" or prostitute. However, they are distinguished from the yūjo in that they were entertainers, and many became celebrities of their times outside the pleasure districts. Their art…

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