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美人芸者 東京 照葉Geisha Teruha (1896-1994)

美人芸者 東京 照葉Geisha Teruha (1896-1994)

Vintage Geisha

Geisha Teruha 照葉, real name Takaoka Chishou 高岡 智照 - Japan - Hand colored postcard -

Oiran were the highest ranked prostitutes during Japan’s Edo period (early 1600s-mid 1800s)—during which time prostitution was allowed. Considered skilled enough to entertain nobles, oiran often used extremely formal language and utilized elaborate costuming for their entertainment. Since they were able to escape the heavy patriarchal hand that often affected married women, these prostitutes were able to maintain their own power and influence without any hindrance.

The Shocking Things Prostitutes Used To Do That Have Nothing To Do With Sex

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taishou-kun: “Three women in yukata with umbrellas, Japan - Source : National Museum of Denmark, Doctor J.

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Her very high, conical hairstyle suggests that she is from Kyoto during the late or early Miyofuku?

Portraits of women in kimono.  About late 19th century, Japan, by unknown photographer. Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Portraits of women in kimono. About late century, Japan, by unknown photographer. Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M.

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.

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