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Eiryu 1905 by Blue Ruin 1

<br /><i>Via Flickr:</i>
<br />Meigi (famous geisha) Eiryu I dressed in the Genroku style, emulating the fashions of Japan’s Golden Age in the late 17th Century.

“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