Sketch of Geisha in Western Swimsuit

Sketch of Geisha in Western Swimsuit

While wandering through the internet I found some fantastic images of Geisha in western style bathing suits. They were taken in the early 1900’s and show a fascinating mixture of eastern and western culture. Apparently, photographers would use Geisha as models on a regular basis. Personally, I’ve always considered images of Geisha to be very graceful and poised – the perfect subjects for an artist. They are living works of art. Also, from what I’ve read so far, these hair styles were very heavy!

Does anyone have any more information on Geisha as models from this time period? I would love to see additional images and learn more!

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