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    Geisha Hawaryu. Meiji-era.

    GEISHA'S HAIRSTYLE FROM THE BACK -- An Early Meiji-era Style

    TWO GEISHA PASSING A LAMP POST IN THE PARK -- Happy Smiles and Festive Kimono by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr. Another nice day in the park in old Meiji-era Japan.

    Kyoto, Japan

    Kimono, Japan

    Geisha HAMAYU 1905 A hand-coloured postcard of the Geisha Hawaryu showing her Obi, from around 1905.

    Kimono Kyoto Japan

    Kyoto, Japan

    Geisha Sakae in a Dragonfly Kimono 1910's, Japan

    Two "Country Geisha" With Eyes for You. By Okinawa S Gelatin silver print from old Japan, ca.1910 to 1920.

    Japan, swimsuit from the Meiji era

    Geisha with violin , ca 1905


    Geisha with mirror and veil

    geisha and snowman

    Sadayakko as Ophelia 1905. Sadayakko 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 indentured 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