Denbouhada no Onna (rough-and-tumble woman): a woman who resorts to bold measures (i. a prostitute). Her yukata with the sleeves folded back and armband signify a proud and talented woman who may turn down even great men.
"Woman in sensible armor! A rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan.