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160903-0020 - Geisha at Lake Biwa


Shiga Taisho 1910s Unknown

An illustration of a geisha looking over Lake Biwa in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture.

In the back, Mt. Mikami (三上山), also known as Omi Fuji (Mount Fuji of Omi Province), can be seen.

On the left is a ‘poem’ titled ‘Otsu Ballad’ (大津小唄, Otsu Kouta) after the capital city of Shiga Prefecture:

志賀の都の 姐さん達は
仇な姿の 仇な姿の 山ざくら

It describes how the women of the capital of Shiga flutter from one to another like the leaves of cherry blossom.

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