Geisha school

Geisha school

20.00

A vintage photo of a group of women dressed in traditional kimono. Little is known about this photo. The estimated age is around 100 years, most likely between the two world wars.

The inscription below shows that it was taken by a photographer in Asakusa in Tokyo. What we love are details of this photo: the different dresses and subtle distinctions between the hair styles. One thing that is curious is, that when you look closely, you can see the wall behind the studio set up with small scratches and damages to the wallpaper. Was the photographer careless? Or was he intentionally showing that many things in the world of Geisha is just facade and what lies behind is a human soul that caries damages and scars just as any other?

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