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Japanese Swinging Kanzashi Ornamental Hairpin Comb Set Geisha Maiko Kimono 2 | eBay

JAPANESE Swinging KANZASHI Ornamental Hairpin Comb SET GEISHA MAIKO KIMONO #2

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A geisha’s neck is left with two “V” shaped lines unpainted. On some special occasions, like when a maiko (future geisha) debuts, three lines are left unpainted.

Oiran--beautiful hair ornamentation. Back in the day Oiran were the elite (#1) class courtesan. They wore their Obi in front of their kimono instead of wrapped in the back.

Oiran / The rise of the Geisha ended the era of the Oiran. The last recorded Oiran was in

The Kimono Gallery

Geisha holding her kimono This is a photograph of a beautiful Geisha standing outside of an Okiya or Geisha House. The decoration on her kimono appears to show a woman travelling in a Kago or Palanquin, carried by bearers.

An 1890s study of young Japanese girls by K. TAMAMURA of Yokohama, Japan.  Text and image via Okinawa Soba on Flickr

The Kimono Gallery. An study of young Japanese girls by K. TAMAMURA of Yokohama, Japan. Text and image via Okinawa Soba

Hunting Fireflies by Kajima Seibei 1897. This black and white photograph of threehangyoku (young geisha) from the Shinbashi geisha district of Tokyo hunting fireflies, was taken in 1897 by Kajima...

Hunting Fireflies by Kajima Seibei This black and white photograph of threehangyoku (young geisha) from the Shinbashi geisha district of Tokyo huntingfireflies, was taken in 1897 by Kajima Seibei.

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