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SHOW ME THE OBI !  --  The Triple Wing Swing-Tail Origami Obi of Old Meiji-Era Japan by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr

The Triple Wing Swing-Tail Origami Obi of Old Meiji-Era Japan, hand-colored albumen print made from an earlier negative, Japan, photographer unknown.

Vintage tinted photo - Sayonara, the geisha who refused to look #woman #people #Japan

Soyouthinkyoucan’t see.“the Geisha who refused to look” Hand-Tinted Salt Print by an unknown Japanese photographer.

Geiko Tokiko (on the right) in costume for the Miyako Odori (Cherry Dance), [about 1920’s, Japan]. Tokiko first appeared in the 1917 Miyako Odori programme as a maiko (apprentice geisha) and last appeared in the 1926 programme as a geiko (geisha). By 1928 a new maiko appeared under the name Tokiko.  Image and text via Blue Ruin 1 on Flickr

Geiko Tokiko (right) fr Miyako Odori (Cherry dance, Tokiko appeared in th 1917 Miyako Odori program as maiko (apprentice geisha) & last appeared in 1926 as geiko (geisha). By 1928 a new maiko appeared under th name Tokiko

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