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"Shufu-no Tomo(主婦の友）" magazine March 1934, Japan. Appendix . - Dictionary of "Beauty of Women" - How to wear Bride’s Kimono. Images via Pinterest
Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
The Courtesan Takao
100 Aspects of the Moon (Tsuki hyakushi)
The famous beauty and courtesan Takao. Her dark robe with bright leaf and calligraphic design indicate the Genroku period (1688-1704) when the courtesan quarters of Japan held a great hold over the publics’ imagination.
Yasuji Inoue (1864 - 1889)
Series; Foundations of Morality and Success
Kyodo Risshi no Motoi
The beauty Hotoke gozen traveling to join the sisters Gio and Gijo, who had become nuns. Both sisters were popular shirabyoshi dancers in Kyoto, and Gio was a special favorite of Taira no Kiyomori. When Kiyomori fell in love with a new dancer named Hotoke gozen, Gio was forced to retire against her will, becoming a nun along with her sister and mother in Saga. Later, Hotoke left Kiyomori to join the sisters and become a nun as well. She is shown arriving in Saga, lifting the robe draped over her head for a better view. She carries a large black hat and a walking stick, and the two nuns, wearing blue clothes over their heads, wait in the garden for her.
Today, Japan celebrates Hinamatsuri! (✿´‿`)
Happy Girls’ Day!! (◕▽◕✿)
Art by littlemisspaintbrush ♥
Received a new artbook by Hiromi Matsuo and couldn’t resist sharing some snaps of my favourite kimono illustrations from it! So gorgeous.
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