3-D, TEA, or ME ? Two Maiko and a Geisha looking at Stereoviews

Any picture with a young Maiko looking at 3-D photos can't be all bad. Her Maiko friend standing in the rear holds an UHCHIWA (a one-piece, un-collapsible FAN), while the elder, seated Geisha hold a SENSU (traditional folding, or collapsible FAN). English uses only the word FAN for both, but the Japanese Language is more specific.


Stereoviews are called RITTAI SHASHIN .....but, the "R" is pronounced more like an "L". That's enough linguistics for today.


Photo ca.1900-05. Photographer unkown,

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Uploaded on March 19, 2008