wareshinobu hairstyle of maiko Miyofuku by MAIKO.GALLERY on Flickr
rocknrollsamurai asked: Hey! I love all the stuff you post you've got a great mix of old and new Japanese art. You should visit my page I post some historical things such as samurai armor and contemporary Japanese art amongst other things such as music and other historical images.
Thanks for the message :D I like your blog! Nice mix of rockin’ images across the centuries :P
鹿兒島明暗録 篠原國子 月岡芳年 1878年
“篠原國子 篠原國幹の娘にして婦女ながらも武を嗜ミ文を講ずるのミならず孝心深き生質（さが）なれバ父國幹が討死と聞より憤怒の心を励まし直ちに西郷が陣所に至り父に換りて出陣を許し給へと乞けれバ隆盛殆ど困じたれど遂に止むる事を得ず花岡山の戦争に賊徒に守護（まもら）せ出陣さするに進退早技飛蝶の如く屡（しば／＼）敵を脳ませしも本年僅十六歳の花の莟ミは花岡山の花を欺く容貌（かほばせ）に露を含める風情なりと敵も味方も賞せしとぞ 芝浦鉤史 填詞”
I think everyone here have heard about geisha.
But did you know that in Japanese, the word “geisha” would literally mean “artist”? It consists of two kanji: 芸 (gei) which means “art” and 者 (sha) which means “person”.
Now you know the etymology of the word “geisha”.
・Art by rikelee (http://cghub.com/images/view/215390/)
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Art: 胡頽子（クミ) pixiv
maiko Ichitomo by ~MARIKO~ on Flickr:
“We were waiting in front of the Ichi Okiya, about 2 1/2 hours before Ichitomos Misedashi started she arrived with a taxi, she just came back from the hairdresser and rushed into the backdoor of the Ichi Okiya.”