Shoko (Nishino Shotaro) (Japan, 1915 - 1969) Severed Head of Samurai
Tayuu with her Kamuro 1904 This is an image from an English postcard postmarked 1904. The mellow colours are lovely, but not really in keeping with the sumptuous appearance of a Japanese Courtesan and her retinue.
げいしゃ。 (Yukino of Nagoya by YUJI HIRAYAMA on Flickr)
.A geisha's hairstyle was created with wax; it took hours to melt, wash, wax and remold a new hairstyle. Young geishas were punished if they failed to sleep in absolute stillness. Stealing or using someone else's hair ornament was considered a literally filthy thing to do. Wisdom and ability were denoted by the simple styles used by older geisha.
Young Japanese Girl