Vintage Oiran Postcards - ImmortalGeisha.com Collection

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Vintage Oiran Postcards - ImmortalGeisha.com Collection

Post by IG Team » Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:36 pm

Immortal Geisha:

Hi Everyone,

I've finally had a chance to scan in and upload a part of my personal Oiran postcard/photo collection!

You can view the set here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kimonoasob ... 620888878/


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I hope you enjoy!

Kind Regards,
Naomi~

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Re: Vintage Oiran Postcards - ImmortalGeisha.com Collection

Post by IG Team » Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:37 pm

Toshiha:

Goodness that oiran is GORGEOUS!!

Do you happen to know her name by chance?

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Re: Vintage Oiran Postcards - ImmortalGeisha.com Collection

Post by IG Team » Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:38 pm

Kikuyo:

I think her name is there in the parenthesis 白...something (it goes right to left in this case), it's too small for me to read. I say this because there is another photograph in the set reading Kodayuu 小太夫 underneath, and the kamuro are carrying lanterns reading this name, and 稲本 (Inamoto?) probably the name of the brothel. There's also a big portion of the cards featuring Komurasaki 小紫.

白_ is from the Miura brothel, which was a very prominent one for some time, so I should be able to find the name. *to the rescue!!*

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Re: Vintage Oiran Postcards - ImmortalGeisha.com Collection

Post by IG Team » Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:38 pm

Franzeska:

The other kanji is 縫 (to sew), so the name is 白縫, which seems to be 'Shiranui'.

新吉原花魁道中 角海老楼(白縫)(銀座上方屋本店製)一
New-Yoshiwara oiran in the street
Kadoebi-rou (Shiranui)
(by Ginza Kamigata-ya head office) #1

Edited to add: A bunch of the other pictures have this same labeling style. This appears to be Shiranui of the Kadoebi-rou brothel. The other one I was looking at was Kodayuu of the Inemoto-rou brothel.

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