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Satogiku-dayuu 1910s by Blue Ruin 1

It was customary for a tayuu (Japanese courtesan) to have two kamuro (child attendants) of about the same age and size, with names that matched in concept and sound, taking their cue from the name of their ane-jōro (elder sister courtesan).

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kimiho by Watanabe san

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after Kyo Odori stage by Onihide