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
A vintage picture of Kikunoi-furisode-tayū
(菊の井) showing off her elaborate obi and uchikake, and her tayū-wareshinobu hairstyle; 1920s.
In this picture, Kikunoi was not a fully-fledged Tayū yet, but was soon to become one.
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