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).

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).

Courtesan. Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper. About 1870,s, Japan. by artist Utagawa Yoshimori. MFA. William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Courtesan. Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper. About 1870,s, Japan. by artist Utagawa Yoshimori. MFA. William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Китайская косметика. Крем для лица, пилинг, пластыри, китайские зубные паста, маски для лица

Китайская косметика. Крем для лица, пилинг, пластыри, китайские зубные паста, маски для лица

The middle one is called a tayu, which is the highest rank of oiran/courtesan, these are cultered and refined prostitiues. Tayu are the only ones who wore those towering shoes. Next to her are kamuro, "Child attendents" they were her apprentices.

The middle one is called a tayu, which is the highest rank of oiran/courtesan, these are cultered and refined prostitiues. Tayu are the only ones who wore those towering shoes. Next to her are kamuro, "Child attendents" they were her apprentices.

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