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Ananas à Miami: Photography by Kusakabe Kimbei (日下部 金兵衛)

geisha-licious: “ Traditional Japanese hairstyle Okinawa Soba: “ Although wigs were popular in Japan, this hair is real. The comb lines on the oiled and fragrant hair are clear. The natural strands,.

Hunting Fireflies by Kajima Seibei This black and white photograph of threehangyoku (young geisha) from the Shinbashi geisha district of Tokyo huntingfireflies, was taken in 1897 by Kajima Seibei.

Исполнитель в костюме стиля Бугаку. 1880

collective-history: Performer in Bugaku-style Costume ca. This photograph of a woman in a bugaku-style costume was probably produced for the tourist trade. Bugaku, a traditional form of Japanese.

Beside a Wood 1938.  Maiko (apprentice geisha) Hisazuru sitting on a bridge beside a wooded hillside.  Text and image via Blue Ruin 1 on Flickr

Beside a Wood Maiko (apprentice geisha) Hisazuru sitting on a bridge beside a wooded hillside. Text and image via Blue Ruin, Japan

Maiko Mamefuji of Gion Kobu | by Gaap on Photohito

maiko Mamefuji Photographer: Gaap “I know we haven’t spoken in a while but I’d…

Tragedy: one of countless poor Japanese girls forced into indentured servitude in the misnamed " pleasure quarters."

Tragedy: one of countless poor Japanese girls forced into indentured servitude in the misnamed " pleasure quarters.

"Tomoe Gozen" She was a female warrior who was believed to have fought and survived the Genpei War.

巴御前 "Tomoe Gozen" She was a female warrior who was believed to have fought and survived the Genpei War.

Samurai Crests great for graphic or embroidery patterns finally i found it :)

侍の芸術 (Arte Del Samurai)

Samurai crests / Japanese Kamon 家紋: Kamon are emblems used to identify a family (coats of arms) in Japan

une geisha en 1930

L’inspiration asiatique : l’origine d’une tendance printemps-été 2013

Geisha holding her kimono This is a photograph of a beautiful Geisha standing outside of an Okiya or Geisha House. The decoration on her kimono appears to show a woman travelling in a Kago or Palanquin, carried by bearers.