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Tsukimi-Dango 1906 by Blue Ruin 1
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Geigi (geisha) Eiryū I with sake (rice wine) and tsukimi-dango (moon-viewing dumplings) on a sanbō (Shintō offering table), ready for Otsukimi (a moon-viewing ceremony). Captioned 當世風俗千姿 (Present-day customs in a thousand poses).

Eiryu with Noh Mask 1910s.  Hangyoku (young geisha) Eiryu II of the Shinbashi geisha district in Tokyo, holding a Noh mask.  Text and image via Blue Ruin 1 on Flickr

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Eiryu 1905 by Blue Ruin 1

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<br />Meigi (famous geisha) Eiryu I dressed in the Genroku style, emulating the fashions of Japan’s Golden Age in the late 17th Century.
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Yukidaruma 1910 by Blue Ruin 1
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Five hangyoku (young geisha), including Sakae (in yellow) and Eiryu II (in green), surrounding a yukidaruma (snowman).

“Eiryu and Oimatsu 1905.  Eiryu I (seated) and Oimatsu (standing) were two of a group of seven eminent geisha, who were responsible for introducing the wildly popular Genroku Style, and making Shinbashi the most renowned hanamachi (geisha district) in Tokyo.”

Text and image via Blue Ruin 1 on Flickr