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Meiji Geisha Hikizuri. Mid to late Meiji period (1880-1911), Japan.  The Kimono Gallery.  A rare style of formal Geisha antique dancing kimono featuring yuzen-dyed pictures of geishas dancing and playing music. Occasional touches of embroidery. Five mon. A design of checkerboard-type squares was popular among some Edo-period Kabuki actors, as well as on kimonos seen on several photos of geisha and oiran dating to the 1880’s to about 1905.