samurai geisha

Just noticed that I’ve completly forgot to post the full version of this one here !
This is a drawing I made for a contest.
EDIT : I corrected a few details ^^
//PLEASE DO NOT USE WITHOUT CREDIT  this illustration is really important to me… I’ve been stolen  several times so now I have no choice but to put this ugly wattermarkt//


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  • crusty white boy: konnichiwa! i love chinese food and am extremely skilled in using the fine art of chopsticks. i highly appreciate the culture behind samurais and think geishas are beautiful. i love eating ramen noodles and pho, and love when girls do the aegyo! i don't work out at a gym i actually go to martial arts training 5 times a week. hahahaha anyways all of my past girlfriends have been asian. hello.

Super super late night rough sketch of an idea I got while watching Memoirs of a Geisha for the umpteenth time and looking through all of my reference photos of samurai and kimonos I have on my phone that I forgot I even had. Basically another AU I thought of where InuYasha is a rogue samurai who wanders into the district Kagome works as a geisha. They meet, sparks fly, the usual, but geisha are not allowed the freedom to love and live outside of their profession, and Inu has some sort of fucked past he’s running away from in the meantime and now I’m just rambling away someone stop me please—
This has probably already been done and I know there’s gotta be some historical inaccuracies but i really wanted to draw them like this.
So…. Enjoy ._.

Onna Bugeisha Samurai (woman)~

In reality they were not so, but it’s my “interpretation”, I wanted to draw a geisha but also a samurai so she, a warrior with the grace of a geiko and the strength of a samurai!


Kabuki by Wolfgang Wiggers

<br /><i>Via Flickr:</i>
<br />As in all Kabuki plays, the women's roles were played by men, the &quot;Onnagata&quot;. (Strangely the &quot;samurai&quot; looks mor feminine than the &quot;Geisha&quot;.)

Japanese cabinet card made by the studio Asahi Kwan in Kyoto. Late 19th century. According to Torin Boyd and Naomi Izakuras wonderful book on japanese CDV, Asahi Kwan was probably Yoshida Seishichi, who operated a studio in Kyoto called Ashi-kan.

An onna-bugeisha was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese upper class. Many wives, widows, daughters, and rebels answered the call of duty by engaging in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. They were members of the bushi (samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honor in times of war. They also represented a divergence from the traditional “housewife” role of the Japanese woman.

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