What Tumblr thinks Classicists are like:
Repressed tweed-wearing pearl clutchers (who can afford tweed and pearls), worship Rome, part of a conspiracy to whitewash and hide the diverse aspects of ancient Mediterranean cultures.
What Classicists are really like:
"Okay, kids, let's crack open a box of wine and look at pornographic Greek pottery while I talk about queer identities and the construction of sexuality in the ancient world."
<br /><i>Via Flickr:</i>
<br />Maiko (apprentice geisha) Fukiko wearing a fabulous shibori (tie-dyed) kimono decorated with applique and embroidery in the form of shi-shi (lion dogs) playing amid botan (tree peonies).
Although it is not obvious from this postcard, another image shows that Fukiko has her hair dressed in the sakkou hairstyle, indicating that she is in the final stage of her apprenticeship and will become a geiko (geisha) in the next few weeks.