Kabuki actor Tamasaburo Bando. Though females can legally be involved in Kabuki production, it is considered true to form for males to continue to play the part of both sexes. The onnagata role is still very heavily encouraged, and a male Kabuki actor is shown great favor in his native home. One of the most internationally famous of these actors is one named Tamasaburo Bando, an onnagata of high regard. His appearances in plays are famous, and he has aged gracefully in talent and art form.

Kabuki actor Tamasaburo Bando. Though females can legally be involved in Kabuki production, it is considered true to form for males to continue to play the part of both sexes. The onnagata role is still very heavily encouraged, and a male Kabuki actor is shown great favor in his native home. One of the most internationally famous of these actors is one named Tamasaburo Bando, an onnagata of high regard. His appearances in plays are famous, and he has aged gracefully in talent and art form.

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花と蜻蛉柄の小千谷縮の帯。帯留めは百合。 #japan #tokyo #setagaya #kimono #obi #着物 #きもの #帯 #帯留め #小千谷縮

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Three Maiko Girls with a Camera 1920s

Three Maiko Girls with a Camera 1920s

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Kimono Date: early 20th century Culture: Japanese Medium: silk

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Geisha going for a ride -- Jinrikisha days in old Japan. Ca.1898 Photograph by T. Enami.

Geisha going for a ride -- Jinrikisha days in old Japan. Ca.1898 Photograph by T. Enami.

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Kyoto Maiko 1880s.

Kyoto Maiko 1880s.

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Tissu japonais coton dobby noir fleurs de prunier, cerisier et chrysantèmes

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Junihitoe kimono - Japanese ancient kimono from Heian period (794~1185)

Junihitoe kimono - Japanese ancient kimono from Heian period (794~1185)

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