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Three Geiko with a Doll 1938

Three Geiko with a Doll 1938 (Blue Tags: japan japanese sitting postcard geiko geisha kimono seated signed autographed akiko iki toba ningyo ichimatsudoll tatamimats showaperiod obiage ningyou playdoll ichimatsuningyo

Satogiku-dayuu 1910s.  It was customary for a tayuu (Japanese courtesan) to have two kamuro (child attendants) of about the same age and size, with names that matched in concept and sound, taking their cue from the name of their ane-jōro (elder sister courtesan).  Text and image via Blue Ruin 1 on Flickr

Satogiku-dayuu - It was customary for a tayuu (Japanese courtesan) to have two kamuro (child attendants) of about the same age & size, with names that matched in concept & sound, taking their cue from the name of their ane-jōro (elder sister courtesan).

Tomigiku, 1910s, Japan.  "…During the years Taisho 10 and Taisho 11 (1921 and 1922), Tomigiku was one of the great beauties of Kyoto. ...

“…During the years Taisho 10 and Taisho 11 and Tomigiku was one of the great beauties of Kyoto. With her long eyelashes, and watery eyes reflecting the light, it.

Vogue - eat your heart out!   Young Japanese Maiko in Kimono

A graceful young Japanese maiko in kimono on a porch overlooking the Kamo River. Goldfish swim around her obi.

https://flic.kr/p/dsBRbY | Relaxing on a Balcony 1920s | From left to right, Maiko Kohisa, Maiko Momotarō and Maiko Fumiryō.

okiya: Relaxing on a Balcony (by Blue From left to right, Maiko Kohisa, Maiko Momotaro and Maiko Fumiryu.

Vintage photograph of Japanese girl in kimono.

Vintage Kimono Photography- Nothing like this to get the Japanese thoughts flowing!

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.

よみがえる大和なでしこ明治大正着物美人絵葉書 - 総合図書出版 オクターブ

A woman above 21 is considered too old to be a maiko and becomes a full geisha…

Maiko Fumi with an Ichimatsu Ningyo doll, 1940

MAIKO AND GEISHA in STEREOVIEW HEAVEN -- Traveling the World While the Photographer Takes the Pic | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

MAIKO AND GEISHA in STEREOVIEW HEAVEN -- Traveling the World While the Photographer Takes the Pic | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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