Oiran standing in front of her residence. Oiran were prostitutes /courtesans (geisha by definition were respected entertainers), but the HIGHEST paid women in all of Japan. It was a coveted position if you were already part of this world.
Takafusa-dayû (隆房太夫) standing outside the Sumiya (角屋), early The Sumiya was once Shimabara’s most famous and elite ageya, a type of very high-end ochaya (teahouse) meant as a go-between for Tayû and their patrons. According to the Wikipedia.