Geiko Tokiko and Friend 1920s  Geiko Tokiko (standing on the right) in costume for the Miyako Odori (Cherry Dance). 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.

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

銀座を行く芸者 昭和11年                                                                                                                                                                                 もっと見る

Ginza, Tokyo, women walking, 1936 photo by Hiroshi Hamaya (濱谷浩). Not every woman in a kimono is geisha, then or now.

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)."

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).

Pinterest
Search