Japanese wedding outfit: photo by Sgt.Steiner. Locals in Misawa, Japan, dressed me up in a similar wedding kimono and I still have the picture, complete with white face makeup!

Japanese wedding outfit: photo by Sgt. Locals in Misawa, Japan, dressed me up in a similar wedding kimono and I still have the picture, complete with white face makeup!

花魁の髪 oiran hair

Tayuu (highest level of Geisha) -- an ornate hairstyle (back view) kimono info for replicating a reasonably accurate costume version

Photo of Yoshiwara courtesan Komurasaki, Taisho period. Japan.

Inspiration ★ Photo of Yoshiwara courtesan Komurasaki, Taisho period, Japan

Japan

Japanese this seems to be a Geisha. A long tradition in Japan. Geisha's are women whom learn to entertain, dance, play an instrument, the tea ceremony, and be the life of the party when at events organized by Japanese men back in the early still p

VINTAGE OIRAN

Inspiration ★ Photo of Yoshiwara courtesan Komurasaki, Taisho period, Japan

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1900年頃の花魁の写真。このオーラ・・・只者じゃないな

thekimonogallery: 1920’s, Japan. “The maiko [apprentice geisha] and geiko [geisha] have two sets of ceremonial crested kimono one for winter, the other for summer… The maiko’s kimono, which is of winter weight, plus all its accessories, weighs almost twenty kilograms [forty-four pounds], which may be half what she weighs herself, not surprisingly, it takes some time to get accustomed to it.”. From “Geisha: a living tradition” by Kyoko Aihara, first published 1999

“The maiko [apprentice geisha] and geiko [geisha] have two sets of ceremonial crested kimono one for winter, the other for summer… The maiko’s kimono, which is of winter weight, plus.

Japanese geisha

What can be more beautiful than to wore a kimono as a geisha do? Well, first of all, kimono is a Japanes.

Lavinia

Artamanen: untitled by Robin Macmillan Another Voice, when I am sleeping, cries 'The Flower should open with the Morning skies.' And a retreating Whisper, as I wake - 'The Flower that once has blown for ever dies.

(Source: miyako-odori, via suzukichiyo)

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

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