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Background imageKimono Collection: Three Japanese Geisha girls playing Go

Three Japanese Geisha girls playing Go
Three Japanese Geisha girls in Kobe, Japan, playing the popular boardgame Go in their beautiful Kimonos

Background imageKimono Collection: Japan - Geisha - See no evil, Hear no evil, speak no evil

Japan - Geisha - See no evil, Hear no evil, speak no evil
Japan - Three Geisha girls - miming the phrase See no evil, Hear no evil, speak no evil. Date: circa 1904

Background imageKimono Collection: Puppet in kimono being manipulated by two bunraku puppeteers

Puppet in kimono being manipulated by two bunraku puppeteers in black robes. Woodblock ukiyo-e print by Utagawa Kunisada II, Tokyo, 1850s

Background imageKimono Collection: Japanese girl practising calligraphy

Japanese girl practising calligraphy Date: 1909

Background imageKimono Collection: Geisha Playing Shamisen

Geisha Playing Shamisen
A young geisha practises on her shamisen

Background imageKimono Collection: Japan - Geisha Girl bows to a samurai warrior - New Year

Japan - Geisha Girl bows to a samurai warrior - New Year Ceremony Date: circa 1910s

Background imageKimono Collection: Japanese Geisha - Traditional flower arranging

Japanese Geisha - Traditional flower arranging. Date: circa 1904

Background imageKimono Collection: Japanese woman in traditional dress

Japanese woman in traditional dress. A modern painting, done in the traditional Japanese style

Background imageKimono Collection: The Mikado at the Savoy

The Mikado at the Savoy
Sketches from The Mikado at the Savoy Theatre in London: The Mikado (Mr R. Temple), Nanki-Pooh (Mr Durward Lely), Katisha (Miss Brandram), Pooh-Bah (Mr R)

Background imageKimono Collection: German Seaman chatting up a Chinese girl

German Seaman chatting up a Chinese girl
German Seaman (with his battleship visible in the rear of the shot) chatting up a Chinese girl

Background imageKimono Collection: Social / Cup Day at Ascot

Social / Cup Day at Ascot
Society ladies in Ascot fashions: hobble skirts & panniers, tunic dresses, a loose fitting kimono style dress with oriental embroidery. N.B unfashionably large hats!

Background imageKimono Collection: Bystander front cover featuring Gracie Fields, 1930

Bystander front cover featuring Gracie Fields, 1930
Front cover of The Bystander featuring a colour photograph specially taken for The Bystander by Raphael of Gracie Fields (1898 - 1979), British singer and actress

Background imageKimono Collection: Three young Japanese people play billiards

Three young Japanese people play billiards
A group of Japaenese young people play the american/french style billards or snooker at a table. The two men are dressed smartly in three piece suits and the lady is dressed in a Kimono. Date: 1932

Background imageKimono Collection: Japanese Geisha girl getting dressed

Japanese Geisha girl getting dressed into her kimono. The final task of tying the large belt sash around her waist. A traditional tea ceremony set can be seen in the lower left-hand corner of

Background imageKimono Collection: Japanese Mother & Child

Japanese Mother & Child
A Japanese mother in a traditional costume carries her baby boy in her back, while holding some flowers and an umbrella

Background imageKimono Collection: Young woman putting on makeup at a mirror, Japan, c. 1880 s

Young woman putting on makeup at a mirror, Japan, c. 1880 s
Young woman putting on makeup at a mirror, Japan, c.1880s Vintage late 19th century photograph

Background imageKimono Collection: Samurai with two swords, Japan

Samurai with two swords, Japan
Vintage 19th century photograph - Japan - samurai in a studio setting, with two swords, proably an actor

Background imageKimono Collection: Otora San - Lukushima Troupe - Japanese Entertainers

Otora San - Lukushima Troupe - Japanese Entertainers on tour in Great Britain. Date: 1904

Background imageKimono Collection: Japanese Geisha Girl dressed in her Kimono

Japanese Geisha Girl dressed in her Kimono
O-Hana-san dresses to pay a visit - a Japanese Geisha Girl is aided by a male servant to dress in her Kimono. Date: circa 1906

Background imageKimono Collection: Garden Scene, Japan - Geisha - Posed on a small stone bridge

Garden Scene, Japan - Geisha - Posed on a small stone bridge Date: circa 1905

Background imageKimono Collection: Sada Yacco / Theatre 1900

Sada Yacco / Theatre 1900
SADA YACCO Japanese actress who toured Europe and America, seen here in The Geisha and the Gentleman

Background imageKimono Collection: Geisha / Instruments / C1900

Geisha / Instruments / C1900
Three geisha, in informal kimono: one practises on her shamisen whilst another reads

Background imageKimono Collection: Woman being pulled in rickshaw, jinrikisha, Japan

Woman being pulled in rickshaw, jinrikisha, Japan
Young woman being pulled in a rickshaw, jinrikisha, Japan. Vintage 19th century photograph

Background imageKimono Collection: Back view of three geishas displaying obi sashes

Back view of three geishas displaying obi sashes. Vintage 19th century photograph

Background imageKimono Collection: South Manchurian Railway - Interior of the Sleeping Car

South Manchurian Railway - Interior of the Sleeping Car. Date: circa 1905

Background imageKimono Collection: The Amanohashidate admired by a Geisha

The Amanohashidate admired by a Geisha
The Amanohashidate - located in Miyazu Bay in northern Kyoto Prefecture - a pine-clad promontory launching onto the sea - being admited by a geisha on a balcony

Background imageKimono Collection: Japanese girl playing violin

Japanese girl playing violin
A stunning photographic postcard depicting a young Japanese girl playing the voilin

Background imageKimono Collection: Geisha Picking Flowers

Geisha Picking Flowers
A geisha picking flowers

Background imageKimono Collection: Japnese Geisha, holding an arrow

Japnese Geisha, holding an arrow
Reproduction of a very fine painting of a beautiful Japnese Geisha, holding an arrow wearing a red kimono Date: 19th century

Background imageKimono Collection: Late 19th century - young Japanese woman with mirrors

Late 19th century - young Japanese woman with mirrors
Vintage 19th century studio portrait, Japan

Background imageKimono Collection: Bare-breasted tea house girls, geishas, relaxing, Japan

Bare-breasted tea house girls, geishas, relaxing, Japan. Vintage 19th century photograph

Background imageKimono Collection: Young women taking bath at home, late 19thc. Japan

Young women taking bath at home, late 19thc. Japan
Young women taking a bath at home, late 19th century Japan. Vintage 19th century photograph

Background imageKimono Collection: Maruyama Okyo - Woman sitting on an Elephants back

Maruyama Okyo - Woman sitting on an Elephants back
Reproduction of a painting on a Japanese hanging scroll by Maruyama Okyo (1733-1795), depicting a woman sitting on an Elephants back. Date: late 18th century

Background imageKimono Collection: Late 19th century - young Japanese woman, masseur

Late 19th century - young Japanese woman, masseur
Vintage 19th century studio portrait, Japan

Background imageKimono Collection: Late 19th century - young Japanese woman, parasol

Late 19th century - young Japanese woman, parasol
Vintage 19th century studio portrait, Japan

Background imageKimono Collection: Late 19th century - young Japanese women playing game

Late 19th century - young Japanese women playing game
Vintage 19th century studio portrait, Japan

Background imageKimono Collection: Late 19th century - young Japanese woman, hair down

Late 19th century - young Japanese woman, hair down
Vintage 19th century studio portrait, Japan

Background imageKimono Collection: Late 19th century - young Japanese women

Late 19th century - young Japanese women
Vintage 19th century studio portrait, Japan

Background imageKimono Collection: Portrait of a Japanese geisha

Portrait of a Japanese geisha. Vintage 19th century photograph

Background imageKimono Collection: Three young Japanese women

Three young Japanese women. Vintage 19th century photograph

Background imageKimono Collection: Japanese people sitting on the floor eating their meal using small bowls and chopsticks

Japanese people sitting on the floor eating their meal using small bowls and chopsticks. Date: 1864

Background imageKimono Collection: Reproduction of a Japanese woodblock print

Reproduction of a Japanese woodblock print showing two grand Japanese women out for a stroll with their children. Date: circa early 19th century

Background imageKimono Collection: Japan - Parched Soybeans Store

Japan - Parched Soybeans Store
Japan - A mother carrying her baby on her back stands in front of a store selling Japanese traditional Parched Soybeans. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageKimono Collection: The Traditional Japanese tea ceremony (Chanoyu)

The Traditional Japanese tea ceremony (Chanoyu). Date: circa 1920s

Background imageKimono Collection: Amateur Japanese Fair, Newcastle

Amateur Japanese Fair, Newcastle
An amateur Japanese fair at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. We see men and women in a mock japanese garden compex, wearing kimonos and with fans, umbrellas

Background imageKimono Collection: Scene from Japanese Noh Drama, Eguchi

Scene from Japanese Noh Drama, Eguchi
Scene from the Japanese Noh Drama, Eguchi - the yokyoku (noh song) Eguchi is thought to have been composed by the priest Ikkyu-Zenji

Background imageKimono Collection: Japanese Hina Dolls

Japanese Hina Dolls - associated with an annual Dolls Festival on 3 March each year, a special day, especially for girls, who display their dolls and invite guests to a grand dinner'

Background imageKimono Collection: Kabuki actor as Kiyohime, Japanese traditional story

Kabuki actor as Kiyohime, Japanese traditional story
Kabuki actor as Kiyohime, in a Japanese traditional story involving the beautiful daughter of a village magistrate who falls in love with a young priest



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