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DOUBLE TROUBLE -- Four Merry Maiko Heading Out for a Ride in Old HIKONE, JAPAN | by Okinawa Soba (Rob)
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DOUBLE TROUBLE -- Four Merry Maiko Heading Out for a Ride in Old HIKONE, JAPAN

Welcome to the town of HIKONE. The four young MAIKO (Geisha in training) are in front of an old Japanese Inn called a Ryokan. Something like a Bed and Breakfast...but with Dinner offered, too. If they are staying here for some party or other reason (along with their "big sister" Geisha who are out of sight at the moment), they will be sleeping on the floor (tatami mats) using only futon as bedding.

 

If you are a follower of this photostream, there might seem something familiar about the the gate area to the left. One of Enami's most popular images was taken right there on the stone pavement.

 

You might say AHA ! When you see it :

 

STEREOVIEW : www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/2328678714/

 

LANTERN-SLIDE : www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/3285794855/

 

PHOTO LOCATION : Genkyu-en (Genkyu Gardens 玄宮園) in HIKONE

 

 

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Jinrikisha = 'Rickshaw.

 

Ca.1898-1900 hand-colored silver gelatin print. Single-piece, pre-transposed and then die-cut.

 

For more on the photographer T. ENAMI see : www.t-enami.org/

 

For the MOTHER LODE of T. Enami photographs here on the Web --- all CC rated for your creative use --- see this Flickr collection : www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/collections/7215761388...

 

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RANDOM SOBA : www.flickriver.com/photos/24443965@N08/random/

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Taken on January 7, 2007