Tag: geisha

  • Postcards from Asia: Beautiful Portraits of a Famed Meiji Era Geisha

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-09-08 in #lifestyle
    Postcards from Asia: Beautiful Portraits of a Famed Meiji Era Geisha

    At the turn of the century in Japan, there once lived a geisha who captivated the hearts of everyone in Tokyo. Not a lot is known about her, but a collection of vintage photos showing her delicate beauty has survived and continued to fascinate people from around the world to this day.

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  • Postcards from Asia: Vintage Photos of Geisha in 1946 Kyoto

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-07-28 in #lifestyle
    Postcards from Asia: Vintage Photos of Geisha in 1946 Kyoto

    Much of what we know about the fascinating world of the geisha, one of Japan's iconic cultural symbols, come from books and sometimes, documentaries and films. So, we invite you to take step back in time and take a look at some photos from Kyoto, the Japanese capital from the olden days and the center of geisha culture.

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  • Lomography Day Trips: Gion District in Kyoto, Japan

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-11-20 in #world #locations
    Lomography Day Trips: Gion District in Kyoto, Japan

    Being Japan's former imperial capital, Kyoto is home to many cultural and historical landmarks that will definitely require more than a day trip to explore. For this installment of Lomography Day Trips, let's head to one of the city's most popular sites: Gion, one of the Hanamachi districts where we can find the beautiful and elegant geisha.

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  • Swimming Geishas

    written by soundfoodaround on 2012-08-23 in #lifestyle
    Swimming Geishas

    What comes to mind when you think of turn of the century Japan during the latter half of the Meji Era? Geishas in Bathing Suits? Perhaps not. The pairings of the courtly Geisha in a revealing bathing suit - what was thought of back then as "revealing" - is a sight for sore eyes and a rarity. After the jump, come to a new-found appreciation for the artistic hostess.