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JAPANESE Kimono Uchiwa SENSU Geisha Beauty Meiji to Taisho ERA Real PHOTO #2

JAPANESE Kimono Uchiwa SENSU Geisha Beauty Meiji to Taisho ERA Real PHOTO #2

Maiko Tomigiku of Gion Kobu playing the tsuzumi hand-drum; 1910s. Tomigiku-san became a Maiko in the very late Meiji Period (1868-1912) and worked as a Geiko until the early Shōwa Period (1926-1989). She was already popular as a Maiko and became...

“…During the years Taisho 10 and Taisho 11 and Tomigiku was one of the great beauties of Kyoto. With her long eyelashes, and watery eyes reflecting the light, it.

鼓を打つ芸奴(玉村康三郎撮影、明治時代の美人ランキング)

sumi-no-neko: “ by 玉村康三郎 Tamamura Kōzaburō - Girl beating a Tsugumi ”

Geiko Toba reading a Book 1938 (by Blue Ruin1)

Geiko Toba reading a book. 1938 Geiko Toba とば reading a book - Japan - 1938

Kamuro 1913 (by Blue Ruin1)    Both her hairstyle and the way her obi (sash) is tied, suggest that she is a Kamuro (child attendant for an Oiran or Tayuu) rather than a Maiko (Apprentice Geisha).

Kamuro 1913 Both her hairstyle and the way her obi (sash) is tied, suggest that she is a Kamuro (child attendant for an Oiran or Tayuu) rather than a Maiko (Apprentice Geisha).

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