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1900年頃の花魁の写真。このオーラ・・・只者じゃないな

1900年頃の花魁の写真。このオーラ・・・只者じゃないな

Although entitled "Japanese Singers," this staged scene actually shows "torioi" (bird chasing) strolling musicians. Originally part of celebratory ritual, "torioi" eventually turned into a custom called "Kadozuke-gei." The torioi were strolling female musicians wearing distinctive "amigasa" hats and playing the shamisen. They went from door to door playing music and expressing good wishes for a small charge. about 1880's, by Usui Shuzaburo

Although entitled "Japanese Singers," this staged scene actually shows "torioi" (bird chasing) strolling musicians. Originally part of celebratory ritual, "torioi" eventually turned into a custom called "Kadozuke-gei." The torioi were strolling female musicians wearing distinctive "amigasa" hats and playing the shamisen. They went from door to door playing music and expressing good wishes for a small charge. about 1880's, by Usui Shuzaburo

Japanese Samurai And Courtesans Brought To Life In Vivid, Colorized Photos

Japanese Samurai And Courtesans Brought To Life In Vivid Color

Courtesans, geisha, samurai warriors, women playing instruments and traditional games are among the subjects portrayed in the most unique photography series of Edo-era Japan displayed at the London Photograph Fair.

An 1890s study of young Japanese girls by K. TAMAMURA of Yokohama, Japan.  Text and image via Okinawa Soba on Flickr

The Kimono Gallery. An study of young Japanese girls by K. TAMAMURA of Yokohama, Japan. Text and image via Okinawa Soba

Geisha with a shamisen, ca.1863-1876 by Shimooka Renjo

Shimooka Renjou 下岡蓮杖 Portrait of a Shamisen player - Japan - Nippon-Graph

Niki Terumi (二木てるみ) 1949-, Japanese Actress

Niki Terumi (二木てるみ) 1949-, Japanese Actress

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