Geisha Hawaryu. Meiji-era.

Geisha Hawaryu. Meiji era.

Geisha Hawaryu. Meiji era.

Hawaryu was a popular Tokyo Geisha during the late Meiji era.

Hawaryu was a popular Tokyo Geisha during the late Meiji era.

A geisha and her dresser. Meiji era.

Japan. Geisha Hawaryu 1905, Meiji Era // by Blue Ruin1, via Flickr

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

JAPANESE SWIMSUIT GIRLS - Meiji Era Bathing Beauties of Old Japan (12) by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr

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.

Kimono, Japan

Kimono Kyoto Japan

Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, Japan

Although some would prefer that these prints remain Black and White, it's nice to see the various abilities of the Meiji-era colorists as they aimed to give us a natural "color photo" --- all done patiently by hand with brush and stencil. Ca.1908-12 hand-colored collotype print.

Geisha Sakae in a Dragonfly Kimono 1910's, Japan

Momoyama,Japan

Japan, swimsuit from the Meiji era

geisha

Geisha with violin , ca 1905