- A Geisha dressed in the Genroku style, fashionable among Tokyo Geisha around She is showing her obi, tied in the Kichiya-musubi style, a knot named after Kamimura Kichiya (or Uemura Kichiya I) who was a popular Kabuki Actor during the Genroku period
Famous Mineko Iwasaki as Geiko. Eri-kae or "turning of the collar" is the stage when a maiko, after years of training, become Geiko. During this period they sport a hairstyle called Sakkou and dance a special number called Kurokami ("Jet-black Hair").
Geiko Yachiyo dressed for an Odori (Dance), holding a hat from the Heian Period. Yachiyo - was a famous Geiko (Geisha) from Osaka, known for her elegance and her lovely personality. People were said to weep with joy at the sight of her dancing.
There has been, for a long long time, an obsession and attraction to Japanese women. From the geisha to the maid to the present day schoolgirl, what is it about these ladies that makes people lose their minds?
Geiko Tokiko (right) fr Miyako Odori (Cherry dance, Tokiko appeared in th 1917 Miyako Odori program as maiko (apprentice geisha) & last appeared in 1926 as geiko (geisha). By 1928 a new maiko appeared under th name Tokiko