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Japan, Oiran - Tayu is the top courtesan in Kyoto ( Shimabara). Oiran are the same as Tayu but they are from Edo Tokyo (Yoshiwara )

Oriental Beauty

one of my to go before i die --> wagasa sakura cherry blossom hanami sprinf japan red umbrella

Famous Kyoto Gion Kobu Geiko Iwasaki Mineko, ca. when she was still a maiko. She is the authoress of the book, "Geisha, A Life".

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Maiko (apprentice geisha) Takahina shelters from the rain under a red umbrella. Photo by Michael Chandler.