Geiko (geisha) Kokin of Osaka, dressed in winter clothing. The same image appears in the book “Kyoto Osaka imayo bijin fuzoku” (The 66 most attractive geisha of Kyoto and Osaka) by Kazumasa Ogawa, published by Hakubunkan, in Meiji 36 (1903). Text and image via Blue Ruin 1 on Flickr
geisha--they always wore the back neckline as low as possible---kinda like an advertisement. supposed to be super super sexy to reveal that neck in Japan. Oh and those flip flops on 5 inch blocks---well the sewers have a tendency to over flow in the rainy season! eeewwwww.