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Life of Geishas, The Traditional Japanese Female Entertainers (26 photos)

Two geishas receive a visiting samurai, Japan, circa 1880:

Two geishas receive a visiting samurai, Japan, circa 1880: Hulton Archive.

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Two Geisha Girls, professional Japanese entertainers, practising their art; one is playing a samisen, a traditional Japanese stringed instrument, circa 1950:Three Lions.

A typical Japanese Geisha wearing a kimono, circa 1950:

A typical Japanese Geisha wearing a kimono, circa 1950:
Evans/Three Lions.

A group of Japanese Geisha girls in traditional costume, November 1937:

A group of Japanese Geisha girls in traditional costume, November 1937: Fox Photos.

 A child wearing a typical Japanase Geisha kimono sits in a Geisha pose, circa 1950:


A child wearing a typical Japanase Geisha kimono sits in a Geisha pose, circa 1950: Evans/Three Lions.