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Osaka maiko Yachiyo II, performing a hakobi-temae, tea ceremony, 1910s. Hakobi means “to carry”, temae means “the ritual preparation of tea”.

Hakobi-temae Osaka maiko (apprentice geisha) Yachiyo II, also known as Koyachiyo (Little Eternity), performing a hakobi-temae, now more commonly referred to as a hakobi-date, tea ceremony.

Tomigiku - Geisha. Japan. Circa 1910-1920.

“…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.

大正美人、きれいですなぁ・・・

A woman above 21 is considered too old to be a maiko and becomes a full geisha…

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

Geiko Tokiko and Friend 1920s  Geiko Tokiko (standing on the right) in costume for the Miyako Odori (Cherry Dance). Tokiko first appeared in the 1917 Miyako Odori programme as a maiko (apprentice geisha) and last appeared in the 1926 programme as a geiko (geisha). By 1928 a new maiko appeared under the name Tokiko.

Geiko Tokiko (right) fr Miyako Odori (Cherry dance, Tokiko appeared in th 1917 Miyako Odori program as maiko (apprentice geisha) & last appeared in 1926 as geiko (geisha). By 1928 a new maiko appeared under th name Tokiko

幕末期~明治初期 部屋着姿

幕末期~明治初期 部屋着姿

Ponta in a Summer Kimono (1896)    “Ponta was a famous Hangyoku (Young Geisha) of the Shinbashi hanamachi (geisha district) in Tokyo.

Ponta in a Summer Kimono “Ponta was a famous Hangyoku (Young Geisha) of the Shinbashi hanamachi (geisha district) in Tokyo.

+ 朝顔の白きうなじ・・・ 辰巳芸者  日本の美人観 - すぶんろこ!のジャパニーズドリーム 『立憲女王国・神聖・九州やまとの国』・・・仏陀再誕!日本の独立と繁栄が世界を救う!

+ 朝顔の白きうなじ・・・ 辰巳芸者 日本の美人観 - すぶんろこ!のジャパニーズドリーム 『立憲女王国・神聖・九州やまとの国』・・・仏陀再誕!日本の独立と繁栄が世界を救う!

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