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







   





A young girl wearing a typical Japanese Geisha kimono sits playing the “Samisen”, a traditional Japanese string instrument, circa 1950:

A young girl wearing a typical Japanese Geisha kimono sits playing the “Samisen”, a traditional Japanese string instrument, circa 1950: Evans/Three Lions.





Japanese Geishas wearing Kimonos serve tea in a lounge on board a boat sailing on the Nagara River, circa 1950:

Japanese Geishas wearing Kimonos serve tea in a lounge on board a boat sailing on the Nagara River, circa 1950: Three Lions.





Geisha girls, wearing aprons over their kimonos, serving Japanese sailors on Tokyo Navy Day, circa 1937:

Geisha girls, wearing aprons over their kimonos, serving Japanese sailors on Tokyo Navy Day, circa 1937: Hulton Archive.



A geisha going home and passing a line of drying umbrellas in the alleyway, circa 1955:

A geisha going home and passing a line of drying umbrellas in the alleyway, circa 1955: Three Lions.

A group of geisha girls being instructed by their teacher, circa 1955:

A group of geisha girls being instructed by their teacher, circa 1955: Central Press.