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70510-0005 - Tayuu Courtesan


Kyoto Taisho 1920s Unknown
A Tayuu (太夫, high class prostitute) from the Shimabara Yukaku (red light district) in Kyoto in her gorgeous kimono. This card comes from a series named Miyako Fuuzoku (都風俗), which interestingly can be translated both as Customs of the Capital, and Sex Services of the Capital. I know of one case were cards of this series were purchased in 1929, so the cards date from this year or earlier, but not later.
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