An Osaka Maiko in Ceremonial Dress 1910s. A maiko (apprentice geisha) from Osaka,
dressed for a ceremonial occasion. Her blunt-cut fringe suggests that she is
very young, possibly even a minarai (watching apprentice) under thirteen years. Text and image via Blue Ruin 1 on Flickr
Senior Maiko Momotaro 1920s.
Senior Maiko Momotarō wearing her hair in the Yakko Shimada hairstyle.
Her kimono has a Kikyō (Chinese Bellflower) motif, indicative of mid-Autumn
(September). Text and image via Blue
Ruin 1 on Flickr