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Satogiku-dayuu - It was customary for a tayuu (Japanese courtesan) to have two kamuro (child attendants) of about the same age & size, with names that matched in concept & sound, taking their cue from the name of their ane-jōro (elder sister courtesan). Japanese History, Japanese Beauty, Japanese Culture, Samurai, Japanese Kimono, Japanese Art, Photos Originales, Art Asiatique, Japanese Outfits

Satogiku-dayuu 1910s

It was customary for a tayuu (Japanese courtesan) to have two kamuro (child attendants) of about the same age and size, with names that matched in concept and sound, taking their cue from the name of their ane-jōro (elder sister courtesan).

Photograph of an Oiran, or "courtesan". Oiran were NOT Geisha, Geiko, or Maiko… Japanese History, Japanese Beauty, Japanese Culture, Chinese Culture, Japanese Fashion, Japanese Kimono, Japanese Art, Geisha Samurai, Kimono Chino

OIRAN -- QUEEN OF THE PROSTITUES -- or, Setting an Example For the Young Girls of Old Japan (#6)

[SAME CAPTION #1 - #5) Ca.1900-1915 photos of "Japan's Finest"....Prostitutes, that is. NOTE !!! The below caption, while historically accurate, contains sarcastic commentary about a certain aspect of Japan's glorified culture of prostitution. If sarcastic commentary about such a delicate subject is not your "thing", and offense is easily taken, I would advise you to avoid the below caption, and read a more SERIOUS commentary about the OIRAN and TAYUU here at this photo…

Vintage Postcards Show How Different Women’s Beauty Standards Were 100 Years Ago 1914 vintage portrait of a womens beauty Images Vintage, Vintage Pictures, Old Pictures, Vintage Postcards, Old Photos, Vintage Photos Women, Antique Photos, Vintage Photographs, Poses References

Gibson Girls: The Sexiest Women Of All Time

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Anton Chekhov was a Russian physician who also wrote plays and short stories. By the time he died, he was considered second only to Tolstoy when it came to famous Russian writers. He once said: “ ...

 Street musician performs while a child dances. Black and white… Sponsored Sponsored ZsaZsa Bellagio. Street musician performs while a child dances. Black and white photograph.

Todo inicia desde Peque

 Gotta read up on what Japanese women, and CHinese women went through in the It's beginning to shape up that virtually NObody got a "good deal". Japanese Geisha, Japanese Beauty, Vintage Japanese, Japanese Lady, Geisha Japan, Japanese Photography, Old Photography, Japanese History, Japanese Culture

Sumi no Neko

お葉 O You (1904-1980), real name ; 永井カ子ヨ Nagai Kaneyo Modeled for 藤島武二 Fujishima Takeji

Young Japanese man - 1919 ~ Stylish mixture of traditional and Western apparel. Japanese Pics, Japanese Men, Japanese Culture, Vintage Japanese, Taisho Era, Taisho Period, Old Pictures, Vintage Pictures, Old Photos

Young Japanese man - 1919

Today during my lunchtime, I discovered a store called Cargo. It's filled with both new and antique items from around the globe. I went back after work, when I had time to check it out better. They had hundreds of old Japanese photos. Some of them have really beautiful fly sheets of handmade paper over the photos and the paper covers themselves have lovely images printed on them. They also have several Japanese photo albums filled with pictures from the 1940's or so. The embossed album…

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Beautiful Portraits of Native American Teen Girls, 1800s-1900s

The women owned the home they live in along with everything in it. In some tribes, although the chief was a man, women were responsible for electing him.

Kid / Black and White Photography by Robert Doisneau

James Whitcomb Riley: A Barefoot Boy

A barefoot boy! I mark him at his play -- For May is here once more, and so is he, -- His dusty trousers, rolled half to the knee, And his bare ankles grimy, too, as they: Cross-hatchings of the nettle, in array Of feverish stripes, hint vividly to me Of woody pathways winding endlessly Along the creek, where even yesterday He plunged his shrinking body -- gasped and shook -- Yet called the water 'warm,' with never lack Of joy. And so, half enviously I look Upon this graceless barefoot and…

Maiko (adolescent indentured to a geisha house since early childhood) "playing" battledore and shuttlecock for the camera. Japanese History, Japanese Beauty, Japanese Culture, Japanese Kimono, Japanese Girl, Vintage Abbildungen, Japan Art, Vintage Pictures, Vintage Photographs

18 Lovely Vintage Pictures Show Japanese Little Girls in Kimonos

Originally, "kimono" was the Japanese word for clothing. But in more recent years, the word has been used to refer specifically to traditional Japanese ...

Mineko Iwasaki, age with one of her teachers from the geisha house she was sold to Samurai, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Kyoto, Turning Japanese, Japan Art, Photo Black

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