A glimpse at what is known as the geisha golden age — and the kimonos are absolutely striking.
Felice Beato geisha 14. The Met Museum profiles the photojournalist: Beato was one of the finest professional travel photographers of the.
The images of the era, filled with blushing cherry blossoms and azure kimonos, predated the advent of actual color photography. Photographer unknown, “ Tokyo, gardens with Geisha” (1885), albumen paper, colored, 19.8 x.
His images, all taken between 1864 and 1867, reveal a fascinating world of samurai warriors and geisha, peasants and courtesans. Here we.