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Two Osaka Maiko with Toy Dogs 1920s. Over-exposed and slightly out of focus, but still a delightful postcard from around the 1920s or 30s.

Two Osaka Maiko with Toy Dogs 1920s. Over-exposed and slightly out of focus, but still a delightful postcard from around the 1920s or 30s.

天平衣装

天平衣装

https://flic.kr/p/e6dxSf | Geiko Toba reading a Book 1938 | Her name is written in hiragana on the reverse. Embossed "Dentsu" in the lower right corner.

https://flic.kr/p/e6dxSf | Geiko Toba reading a Book 1938 | Her name is written in hiragana on the reverse. Embossed "Dentsu" in the lower right corner.

Tragedy: one of countless poor Japanese girls forced into indentured servitude in the misnamed " pleasure quarters."

Tragedy: one of countless poor Japanese girls forced into indentured servitude in the misnamed " pleasure quarters."

Kagura (神楽, かぐら, "god-entertainment") is a Japanese word referring to a specific type of Shinto theatrical dance—with roots arguably predating those of Noh.

Kagura (神楽, かぐら, "god-entertainment") is a Japanese word referring to a specific type of Shinto theatrical dance—with roots arguably predating those of Noh.

Maiko Tomeko adjusting her Bira-kan 1930s. I'm sharing this because I love her sunflower kanzashi!

Maiko Tomeko adjusting her Bira-kan 1930s. I'm sharing this because I love her sunflower kanzashi!

All sizes | SHOW ME THE OBI !  -- A Lovely Maiko Poses by the Kamo River in Old KYOTO | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

All sizes | SHOW ME THE OBI ! -- A Lovely Maiko Poses by the Kamo River in Old KYOTO | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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