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160906-0039 - Tayuu Courtesan


Kyoto Showa 1930s Shueido Studio

Illustration of the back view of a Tayuu (high class prostitute) in her gorgeous kimono, flanked by Kamuro child attendants.

They are participating in a dochu (parade) in Kyoto’s Shimabara Yukaku red light district (島原太夫道中).

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