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Oiran can be differentiared from Geisha by what they wear. A lot of hair ornements, tall geta, an obi tied in front for easy access and re dressing      Frangipani Flower Obi - Tayuu 1900    The motif on her obi looks a bit like a pinwheel, but I think that it is in fact a type of Frangipani Flower called Plumeria Japanese Lantern www.flickr.com/photos/lopaka/388390062/        http://www.flickr.com/photos/blue_ruin_1/5262378250/in/photostream/

Oiran can be differentiared from Geisha by what they wear. A lot of hair ornements, tall geta, an obi tied in front for easy access and re dressing Frangipani Flower Obi - Tayuu 1900 The motif on her obi looks a bit like a pinwheel, but I think that it is in fact a type of Frangipani Flower called Plumeria Japanese Lantern www.flickr.com/photos/lopaka/388390062/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/blue_ruin_1/5262378250/in/photostream/

Kagurazaka, Tokyo, Japan. Looks a bit like a Ryotei (fancy traditional…

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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).

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).

Asakusa is the center of Tokyo's shitamachi (literally "low city"), one of…

Asakusa is the center of Tokyo's shitamachi (literally "low city"), one of…

I love these old pictures.

I love these old pictures.

Omoide Yokocho Alley by Sandro Bisaro on Flickr. Located in Tokyo’s popular Shinjuku ward just north of the world’s busiest rail station, you’ll find a small alley called Omoide Yokocho. The historic alley, known locally as Memory Lane or Piss Alley depending on who you ask, is in fact one of Tokyo’s more authentic and atmospheric dining destinations. (V)

Omoide Yokocho Alley by Sandro Bisaro on Flickr. Located in Tokyo’s popular Shinjuku ward just north of the world’s busiest rail station, you’ll find a small alley called Omoide Yokocho. The historic alley, known locally as Memory Lane or Piss Alley depending on who you ask, is in fact one of Tokyo’s more authentic and atmospheric dining destinations. (V)

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