Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha

Categories: History

Geisha is an ancient and honorable profession in Japan. Geisha are not just girls for entertaining guests, they are traditions, ancient art and history. We offer you to look at the representatives of this ancient profession in its "golden age".

Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha

Two geishas take a samurai in Japan, around 1880. (Pho­to by Hul­ton Archive)

Memoirs of a Geisha

Two geisha practice their skills; one of them plays the traditional Japanese shamisen. Ok. 1950. (Pho­to by Three Lions)

Memoirs of a Geisha

A typical Japanese geisha in a kimono. Ok. 1950. (Pho­to by Evans/Three Lions)

Memoirs of a Geisha

A group of geisha in traditional costumes, November 1937. (Pho­to by Fox Photos)

Memoirs of a Geisha

A girl in a typical geisha kimono. Ok. 1950. (Pho­to by Evans/Three Lions)

Memoirs of a Geisha

Japanese geisha with traditional makeup. Ca. 1900. (Pho­to by Felice A. Beato)

Memoirs of a Geisha

A group of rural geishas and maids around 1943. This speckled outfit is worn when geisha are working in the field or doing chores around the house. It is called mumpey. (Pho­to by Three Lions)

Memoirs of a Geisha

A Western visitor uses the services of a Japanese geisha, circa 1955. (Pho­to by Fox Photos)

Memoirs of a Geisha

A group of geisha from Beppa, Japan, on March 8, 1920. (Pho­to by Spencer Arnold)

Memoirs of a Geisha

Geisha arranges her shoe collection, circa 1955. (Pho­to by Orlando/Three Lions)

Memoirs of a Geisha

Geisha entertain a group of men – they must ensure that their cups are always full. Ok. 1955. (Pho­to by Three Lions)

Memoirs of a Geisha

American actress Betty Grable (1916-1973) as a geisha in a scene from the musical "Call Me Mister" on January 2, 1951. (Pho­to by Keystone)

Memoirs of a Geisha

Japanese geisha in a kimono and with a shamisen, circa 1950. The shamisen is a traditional Japanese plucked musical instrument. (Pho­to by Evans/Three Lions)

Memoirs of a Geisha

A Japanese geisha is carried around the city during the Ebisu Festival, 1928. (Pho­to by Kutschuk/London Express)

Memoirs of a Geisha

A geisha gives a visitor a beer in 1955. (Pho­to by Fox Photos)

Memoirs of a Geisha

Geisha play go on May 2, 1957. (Pho­to by Key­stone Features)

Memoirs of a Geisha

A geisha shyly laughs with a visitor around 1955. (Pho­to by Three Lions)

Memoirs of a Geisha

Japanese geisha from the trade union are trying to negotiate better working conditions, circa 1935. (Pho­to by Hul­ton Archive)

Memoirs of a Geisha

British actor Cary Grant (1904-1986) watches as the actress teaches how to walk like a geisha, before shooting his new film "Madame Butterfly", 1932. (Pho­to by Mar­garet Chute)

Memoirs of a Geisha

Geisha, circa 1865. (Pho­to by Felice Beato)

Memoirs of a Geisha

Geisha without wigs, circa 1950. (Pho­to by Three Lions)

Memoirs of a Geisha

A girl in a traditional kimono is taught to play the shamisen, circa 1950. (Pho­to by Evans/Three Lions)

Memoirs of a Geisha

Geisha serve tea on board a ship on the Niagara River, circa 1950. (Pho­to by Three Lions)

Memoirs of a Geisha

Geisha in aprons over kimonos serve food to Japanese sailors on Navy Day in Tokyo, circa 1937. (Pho­to by Hul­ton Archive)

Memoirs of a Geisha

A geisha walks home past umbrellas drying in an alley, circa 1955. (Pho­to by Three Lions)

A group of geisha in training, circa 1955. (Pho­to by Cen­tral Press)

Keywords: Japan | History | Traditions | Geisha

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