Maiko Girls with Dolls 1920s
the sea darkening... oh voices of the wild ducks crying, whirling, white BASHO My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, 11th March 2011.
Osaka Minarai 1913
After a lot of consideration, I think that she might be a minarai (watching apprentice) from Osaka, rather than a kamuro (child attendant to a courtesan), as her kanzashi (hair ornaments) are very similar to those worn by Osaka maiko (apprentice geisha) during the Taisho period, and the round kanzashi on her left is typical of Osaka. Her O-tabako-bon hairstyle indicates that she is only about seven or eight years old, too young to be a maiko, as girls usually became a maiko around the age of…
Tea before the Miyako Odori
Maiko Ayakazu wears an obi decorated with a pine motif in gold and silver. The pine is one of the 'three friends of winter' (along with the plum tree and bamboo), as well as a symbol of of resilience and longevity. The stylised design near the bottom of her obi is the mon or crest of Odamoto okiya, her geiko house.
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Geiko-san & Maiko-san
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