musume dojoji


Sadayakko as Musume Dojoji 1907 by Blue Ruin 1

<br /><i>Via Flickr:</i>
<br />The actress and former geisha Sadayakko, performing one of her most famous roles, the Kabuki dance Musume Dojoji (The Maiden at Dojoji Temple), a character that transforms from a sweet young maiden to a demented personification of jealousy, then dies of a broken heart.  

Ever the rebel, after her retirement to rural Japan in 1917 to found a silk company, selling under the brand names Yakko Meisen and Yakko Silk, she was frequently seen riding around the countryside on a large, red motorcycle wearing a pair of red-leather motorcycle boots.