MAIKO IN KIMONO WITH HER HAIR DOWN -- A Future Geisha Already Showing Her Allure
See her again with her hair blown out, perhaps on another day, right here : www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/2572488748/ From a ca. 1900 - 1910 late-Meiji-era collotype image by an unknown photographer.
MY FAVORITE OLD JAPANESE HAIR STYLE
Photographer unknown. There are more than enough examples of old Japanese hairstyles on my photostream --- from the earliest days of the Meiji era, through the post earthquake days of the Taisho era. I'm a "hair down" kind of guy, but when it comes to seeing it up, the above photo taken circa 1905-10 shows my favorite style of all (with apologies to Amy Winehouse for not choosing her hairstyle. I believe Amy based her own bee-hive bun on an F5 Tornado photograph) I thought that this style…
MAIKO WITH HER HAIR DOWN -- A Favorite Pose in Old Japan
Same Studio, Same Props, Different Kimono. But...is it the same girl, on a different day, under different lighting ? You decide : www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/2571072583/
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Cherry Blossoms and Chrysanthemums 1910s
Two Maiko (Apprentice Geisha) wearing Autumn ensembles. The girl on the left-hand side of the picture is wearing a classic combination of Sakura (cherry blossom) and Momiji (maple leaves), together with a Rangiku (spider chrysanthemum) Eri (inside collar), while the girl on the right-hand side of the picture is wearing Kiku (chrysanthemums) and Kikyou (Chinese bellflower).
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MAIKO OR GEISHA -- Her Hair is Down, Her Heart is Free, and.... See Comment #1
This picture was taken by an unknown photographer before 1905, and was pretty beat up. But, I figured that, even in this simple pose with nothing much going on, that long hair and the look in her eyes deserved a spot on flickr.
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Geigi Umeka of Shinbashi 1902
Geigi (geisha) Umeka of the Shinbashi geisha district in Tokyo. This postcard is signed by the photographer, Kyuzo Okamoto, and postmarked 1907. A fuller-length version of the same image appears in “Geisha of Tokyo” by K. Ogawa, first published in 1902.