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

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    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,

    Peter Kocák 金恩, Brushronin, and 11 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Miegiku 85 months ago | reply

      Looks to me like they are on the banks of the river Kamo. Maybe Ponto-cho Geiko & Maiko.

    2. Okinawa Soba (Rob) 85 months ago | reply

      I am not 100% about the location. But you are right to say "Geiko & MAIKO". Actually, TWO Maiko and a Geiko [ "Geisha" to the average Joe]. My Title and caption left the poor Maiko out, and the girl looking at the stereoviews is actually a Maiko, too. Thanks for pointing that out. I have changed the description, and even added a word about the Japanese FANS they are holding.

    3. Tokis-Phoenix 85 months ago | reply

      Ah i love this photo, the maiko in the background has such a cool pink and black kimono :D !

    4. Poet Scarborough 72 months ago | reply

      I'm curious about the coloring of these photos. Was it something done during the development process? Or after the initial photo was finished (like the overpainting/tinting of B/W photos that was popular in the 60's-70's)?

    5. Okinawa Soba (Rob) 55 months ago | reply

      It was all done by hand, by applying colors to the b/w prints using brushes and stencils.

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