Monday, June 14, 2010

Bathing Beauties

The woman in the photo to the left was a Geisha named Miss Koman. She was known for her long flowing hair and this photo was taken in 1905. This and the other images are all photos from the early 1900s during the Meiji and Taisho Eras of Old Japan. The models are Geisha and Maiko (Geisha apprentices) posing in the latest styles of bathing suits. I've been feeling really obsessed with these images lately -partially cause I want a bathing suit like that, but also because they are such beautiful images. If you want to see more amazing old photos from Asia, Africa, and more check out this guy's flickr account.

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