Saturday, June 23, 2012

Vintage Photos of a Geisha's World in Kyoto, Japan in 1946

a novice geisha sitting before her mirror

three geishas in the garden of Ichi Riki, the geishaya that is there home and place of employment

a geisha in traditional dress w. an umbrella on a street

Geisha Yae Murata (L), known as Miss Peach Blossom, feeding a customer


Geisha Yae Murata (facing camera), known as Miss Peach Blossom,taking a bath at public bathhouse

Geisha Yae Murata (R), known as Miss Peach Blossom, feeding a customer using chopsticks

two geisha women perform "dawn"a traditional geisha dance

geusts and geishas doing a circular fold dance executed mostly with their hands

Geisha Yae Murata (2R), known as Miss Peach Blossom, lighting a customer's cigarette


Geisha girl covering her ears & trying not to laugh as a guest laughs after telling a dirty story


1 comment:

  1. Nice entry. I'm interested in geishaculture.

    "a geisha in traditional dress w. an umbrella on a street" This woman/girl isn't geisha/geiko. She is maiko,a geisha training. The geisha don't use these haircut (called momoware) and her hair acessories are more simple.

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