Cotton with tulle, blue braidwork, crochet and lace on batiste sleeves. Bodice with mono bosom, high boned collar, and ¾ sleeves. Closes with hooks & eyes in back. Trumpet-shaped skirt. Blue braidwork net piece. Goldstein Museum of Design, Univ. of Minnesota.
YOUNG GEISHA WITH A MONA LISA SMILE – Content With Her Puppy Doll by Okinawa Soba
<br /><i>Via Flickr:</i>
<br />This is the sweet and subtle world between the often serious expressions of old Japan, and the rare but openly happy smiles and laughter seen in some of the less common portraits of our Meiji-era friends. And if the smiles of Meiji-era can be called rare when talking about old photographs, images such as above are even more so.