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Hunting Fireflies by Kajima Seibei 1897.  This black and white photograph of threehangyoku (young geisha) from the Shinbashi geisha district of Tokyo hunting fireflies, was taken in 1897 by Kajima Seibei. Translucent washes were then meticulously added by an expert hand-colourist to give the effect of a colour photograph..  Text and image via Blue Ruin 1 on Flickr