Madame Sadayakko, Sada Yacco or Kawakami Sadayakko

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川上貞奴 July 18, 1871 - December 7, 1946) was a Japanese geisha, actress and dancer. In the winter of 1883, at the age of twelve, she debued as an o-shaku,an apprentice geisha. She also received her first geisha name, Ko-yakko."Yakko's debut had been a triumph.She was the entrancing Yakko, the most celebrated geisha in Japan. She could bewitch anyone-even a theaterful of Westerners who could not understand a word she said."

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Rare photo of a Geisha after washing her hair, before styling it in the typical way. Rare photo of a Geisha after washing her hair, before styling it in the typical way. Rare Photos, Vintage Photographs, Japanese Culture, Japanese Art, Japanese History, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Geisha Hair, Women Rights

THE REAL HAIR OF A REAL GEISHA -- A Raven-Haired Rapunzel of Japan Shows What Happens When You Wash Out the Famous Geisha Hair-do !

I love it when a girl slightly lifts her chin, and looks over at you. Coy, Cool, and Sexy. GIANT SIZE : www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/2400357640/sizes/o/ Ca.1905 image from a half-stereoview by Herbert G. Ponting. This scan taken from a 1910 half-tone print. See the photographer enjoying the company of Geisha Girls in this old photo: www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/2360328226/ Check out the set link to the right of this image for lots more long hair in old Japan. Who is…

Sadayakko (貞奴) as Ophelia, Born in the twelfth child of a Samurai family which had fallen into poverty, she was indentured to the Hamada okiya (geisha house) in the Yoshi-cho hanamachi (geisha district) of Tokyo at the age of four. Vintage Pictures, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Japanese Geisha, Vintage Japanese, Japanese Art, Geisha Japan, Japanese History, Japanese Beauty

Sadayakko as Ophelia 1905

Sadayakko (貞奴) was her stage name as an actress and dancer, derived from a combination of her real name, Sada Koyama, and her geisha name, Yakko. Born in 1871, the twelfth child of a Samurai family, which had fallen into poverty, she was adopted as the heir to the Hamada okiya (geisha house) in the Yoshi-cho hanamachi (geisha district) of Tokyo at the age of four. In 1893, after a successful career as a geisha, she retired at the age of twenty-two to marry Otojiro Kawakami, a ‘new wave’…

A GEISHA WIDE AWAKE INSIDE HER OWN DREAM by Okinawa Soba - (old pics are from a shoe box full of Late-Meiji and Early-Taisho era images showing Japanese girls in a range of atypical poses and dress. This particular print was made about Rare Photos, Vintage Photographs, Japanese Kimono, Japanese Girl, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Portraits Victoriens, Taisho Era, Old Photography

A GEISHA WIDE AWAKE INSIDE HER OWN DREAM

My Oh My.... look what happens when a Geisha Girl lets her hair down, leaves her kimono folded up in a forgotten corner of the room, and floats into a dream. When the word "GEISHA" is used, the mind automatically sees her in character, and in full dress wearing a Japanese kimono. However, a Geisha [her job and profession] was what she was 24 hours a day -- no matter what she was wearing. Part of being a GEISHA was modeling for the photographer. They were hired on a regular basis to…

Maiko or Geisha Japanese History, Japanese Beauty, Japanese Culture, Asian Beauty, Natural Beauty, Japanese Kimono, Japanese Girl, Japanese Prints, Vintage Photographs

MAIKO OR GEISHA -- Her Hair is Down, Her Heart is Free, and.... See Comment #1

This picture was taken by an unknown photographer before 1905, and was pretty beat up. But, I figured that, even in this simple pose with nothing much going on, that long hair and the look in her eyes deserved a spot on flickr.

Sadayakko/Sada Yacco Women were banned from theatre in Japan for the longest… Japanese Geisha, Japanese Beauty, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Modern Dance, Famous Artists, Old Photos, Theatre, Dancer

Sadayakko/Sada Yacco Women were banned from theatre in Japan for the longest time. Men played their roles instead. This geisha wanted to be an actress so badly. She found her way by taking her show to the United States. She is known as the first international geisha. She was also painted my many famous artists such as Picasso

Scènes de théâtre shakespeare japonais : Sada Yacco et Otojiro Kawakami Japanese Geisha, Shakespeare, Dancer, Vintage, Vintage Comics, Primitive

Scènes de théâtre shakespeare japonais : Sada Yacco et Otojiro Kawakami

Scènes de théâtre japonais : Sada Yacco et Otojiro Kawakami Japanese Geisha, Painting, Vintage, Art, Craft Art, Painting Art, Kunst, Paintings, Vintage Comics

Scènes de théâtre japonais : Sada Yacco et Otojiro Kawakami

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