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“Woman with Umbrella in Rain” by Raimund von Stillfried. Artist: Kusakabe Kimbei (Japanese, 1841–1934), 1870s. Commercial photography studios in Meiji-era Japan were renowned for the subtlety and refinement of their coloring techniques. This hand-tinted image of a young woman caught in a heavy rainstorm achieved its naturalistic effect by knitting together multiple strands of artifice: the greenery in the foreground was a studio prop; the flaps of the kimono were suspended by thin wires to create the impression of a strong wind; and long, diagonal marks were made on the negative to suggest streaks of rain. (Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Geisha in heavy storm (studio). ca 1885. Sewing pattern project idea.
Kusakabe Kimbei or Raimund von Stillfried-Ratenicz, Girl in heavy storm, 1880s. Girl with umbrella/parasol. #japan #photography #vintage #handcoloured #handcolored #colored
Jean Faust (1868 - 1934), "The Geisha," © Bridgeman Art Library / Private Collection
PRT_3029-c003s by WesternWolf, via Flickr
THE EYES HAVE IT in OLD JAPAN by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr
Two Geisha Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1742–1815) Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Culture: Japan Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
geisha and snowman... I LOVE THAT SNOWMAN...HE LOOKS LIKE THE CLASSIC ANIME
MY FAVORITE OLD JAPANESE HAIR STYLE by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr
“Flower” is what you call me when you are trying to soothe my senses ©jvc 2014 Haruyo Morita
geishas in swimsuits - photographs from the early 1900's ♥
Geisha with violin , ca 1905. I would love to know who took this beautiful photograph.
1907 Young women with Japanese fans and with their hair up in Geisha style.
Maiko with exposed neck markings, red collar and elaborate hair decorations.