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El keshō, o maquillaje, provee un elemento de estilo fácilmente reconocible incluso por aquellos que no están familiarizados con esta forma de arte

Kabuki - Japanese theatre. No woman allowed. Only male actors. I have seen this live. At first I was incensed by the no women thing. Still am. But it is very beautiful and emotive.

Kabuki actor. Danjuro Ichikawa (the twelfth).

Saotome Taichi (早乙女 太一), a well-known Onnagata (女形), male actors that impersonate women in Japanese theatre (kabuki).

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Geishas

Vía neatorama encontramos un set de flickr donde se muestran varias instantáneas de geishas de hace más de medio siglo. Sin duda, una gran combinación del encanto de la fotografía antigua, y el exo... More

Geisha wearing a Juban 1905. A Geisha partially dressed, wearing only her Juban (inner kimono). Her hairstyle and the kimono hanging behind her are both in the Genroku style in imitation of the dress of the Genroku period (1688 -1703), a fashion that became popular amongst Tokyo Geisha around 1905. This postcard is captioned “A Japanese Singer in the Dress of Olden Times”, Geisha were often referred to as “Singing Girls” by Western commentators during this period

The maiko (geisha apprentice) Umeraku. Together with other maiko and geiko (geisha) she was hosting an open air tea ceremony at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine in Kyoto.