盛装の歌川(後姿) : モノクロ写真でよみがえる花魁の世界 - NAVER まとめ

盛装の歌川(後姿) : モノクロ写真でよみがえる花魁の世界 - NAVER まとめ

新吉原花魁道中(稲本楼・小紫)2.jpg

新吉原花魁道中(稲本楼・小紫)2.jpg

Yoshitaka Amano I have a book of his art with this cover !!!

Yoshitaka Amano I have a book of his art with this cover !!!

VINTAGE OIRAN ET SES APPRENTIES

VINTAGE OIRAN ET SES APPRENTIES

Oiran (by Naomi no Kimono Asobi)

Oiran (by Naomi no Kimono Asobi)

新吉原花魁道中(稲本楼・二葉)2(2).jpg

新吉原花魁道中(稲本楼・二葉)2(2).jpg

tayuu and kamuro from behind 1920s by blue ruin1, via flickr

tayuu and kamuro from behind 1920s by blue ruin1, via flickr

The middle one is called a tayu, which is the highest rank of oiran/courtesan, these are cultered and refined prostitiues. Tayu are the only ones who wore those towering shoes. Next to her are kamuro, "Child attendents" they were her apprentices.

The middle one is called a tayu, which is the highest rank of oiran/courtesan, these are cultered and refined prostitiues. Tayu are the only ones who wore those towering shoes. Next to her are kamuro, "Child attendents" they were her apprentices.

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朧月象ヲ也 Oboro Tsukiyou o Nari

Courtesan. Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper. About 1870,s, Japan. by artist Utagawa Yoshimori. MFA. William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Courtesan. Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper. About 1870,s, Japan. by artist Utagawa Yoshimori. MFA. William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

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