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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:16 pm 
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HATSUMOMO20 wrote:
I have never heard of tsukasa tayuu and lovelyhoneybee listed the names of the tayuu and that wasnt one of them 1:Kisaragi 2:Usugumo 3: furisode tayuu but I was told furisode tayuu was a stand in
and then I know that there is Hanaougi tayuu see this picture shows you there is only 3 tayuu left http://www.flickr.com/photos/xelynaism/2384592629/ so maybe tsukasa is the name of their okiya? Because I really believe that is Kisaragi they look the same look at the picture Ichiemi posted the eyes and nose are the same I also have a picture from that site showing only 3 tayuu


tsukasa tayu is quite famous, i never said that she was still working as a tayu(she was working last year), those photo are old and those photo are from her website. you said that furisode tayu was a stand-in, could it be that she was a stand-in for tsukasa tayu.
here are some website with her

http://kyoto.jr-central.co.jp/kyoto.nsf/story/story_9_1_1

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%8F%B8%E5%A4%AA%E5%A4%AB

http://blog.kansai.com/tukasa

http://www.mk-group.co.jp/np/back/interview/05/640.html
http://www.rakutabi.com/kouza_s_report0113.html

http://www.examiner.co.jp/%82%99%82%95%82%8D%82%850206.html#Anchor-22858
photo's of tsukasa tayuu
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http://sei-ji.at.webry.info/200710/article_16.html


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Their kanzashi ... :kawaii:  so lovely  =D just like crowns and their walking style... perfect :smil3:

It should hurt when they fall off their geta :shock:


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kamira-san you are right I apologize I will correct the name but she does look exactly like Kisaragi tayuu to me and I had never heard of tsukasa tayuu thank you for the correction  :)

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HATSUMOMO20 wrote:
kamira-san you are right I apologize I will correct the name but she does look exactly like Kisaragi tayuu to me and I had never heard of tsukasa tayuu thank you for the correction  :)


your welcome. we all make mistakes :) , i didn't even know about her a 1½ year ago :P , until i search google for tayu  :)


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 Post subject: Re: Not enough tayuu around here
PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:04 pm 
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her name is hanakoto tayu, here are some more picture
hanakoto also has a website
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hanako tayu
hanako tayu


Furisode tayu( who is an apprentice):
these photos are from tsukasa's website,she has a small section with furisode tayu. some of the have been postet before

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furisode and tsukasa tayu
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furisode and tsukasa tayu
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Kasuga tayu:

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furisode, hanaogi and kasuga tayu
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furisode, kasuga and hanakoto tayu
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kisaragi tayu:
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Takasago tayu:
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after the war the tayu members where kisaragi( second generation), takasago, konoe, usugumo, wakagumo, kasuga, hanagumo, hanakoto, hanaogi, tsukasa, kisaragi(kisaragi's name is spelled different from the frist and second kisaragi) and usugumo( second generation).

also i believe that a furisode tayu(apprentice tayu), will not recieve a professionel name until she is a full tayu


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kamira-san, do you have the hairstyle museum's tayuu book? Or did you find all this info online? Most of the tayuu websites use some kind of text encoding my computer can't handle.  :cry:


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kamira-san, do you have the hairstyle museum's tayuu book? Or did you find all this info online? Most of the tayuu websites use some kind of text encoding my computer can't handle.  :cry:


on the net, my computer has the same prob. but if you take that website with the text encoding and put it in http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en and put it in where it say "Translate a web page". instead of saying from japanese to english, you'll put english to japanese. that will fix the problem.


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Thanks, Kamira-san! I never would have figured that out... off to look at tayuu pages!  :tayuuface


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Ok. No Tayuu, but Oiran.

I think you would like to see this photostream:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hashiee/


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Those are lovely photos, Shikibu-Murasaki! I actually came in here to post that, as well as another photostream worth investigating-  vintage candid Yoshiwara photos! And maps!  :katana:  :katana:  :katana:

This photo is interesting:

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Random yujo wandering around what looks like Kyoto? (Maybe they are henshin.)


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They could have been Henshin. I have seen a place that does Tayuu as well as Geiko and Maiko. Or maybe something else?

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The hair, the costume, the shoes... It all looks so heavy!  :eek:  I bet it takes a lot of practice to be able to walk gracefully.

Anyway, beautiful pictures here. I know this is an older thread, but still. I enjoyed it. :)


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Is this a young Furisode Tayu? She looks really cute. :)


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Just came across this cute picture:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/20147712@N ... otostream/


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That Tayuu Hello Kitty cake is amazing! I want one for my birthday.  :kitti: But I'm obsessed with Hello Kitty. :)


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man, I want that cake for my birthday!!!! :lovelove

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We should have a Hello Kitty cake party, Toshiteru-san.  :D


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I fear what would happen if that cake design got into the wrong hands. ;)
http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/

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Good Lord. Those Dalek cakes look like chocolate nightmares. :O

And I didn't think a chocolate nightmare could exist...


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Hane no kamuro:

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O_O Is this a "real" old time Tayuu? b b bbbut but but but!! Someone explain me please!!

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i think its a kabuki boy........

kinda of topic, but what if we got one of the huge cakes the girls pop out of at bachalore parties and instead of the other girls we have a maiko and geiko pop out?

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"Hane no kamuro" is a dance. So, the photo is of someone performing hane no kamuro, not an actual kamuro.  :kamuro


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thanx  that help! i didn't know if i explained it right. :)

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I have to say that if I ignore many things of the very basic geisha world, i am COMPLETLY ignorant about... that you both told me  :D

Here to learn, good to know!  :coy:

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lol i used to think that was a real Kamuro too! :) we try to do our best to help people learn. :)

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I actually have a picture of my host mom's neice doing the same dance... I should upload it for everyone to see!!

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really!? please upload it! :)

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Desu wrote:
Mmmm, do I want to make a separate thread for my postcards?

Tayuu:




Not-tayuu:



Who said that tey are not real. You never lived in that time hu.
And whole the tradition of tayuu is almost gone. And geisha to.
The hair are wigs and the clothes are not that speacial anymore.
On pictures from 1800 tayuu and geisha were beautiful and real. They had the talent.

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she never said they weren't real, she just said that they weren't tayuu. she looks like the apprentice one that wears furisode clothing and the butterfly type obi musubi. and if she is one of the apprectices then techniqally she wouldn't be a tayuu. :)  and accually the numbers in geisha have grown dramaticly over the past few years. infact some hanamachi have said, so many girls are coming asking to train that they're runnning out of space. Tayuu are the ones with the extreamly low numbers. about what 5 real tayuu left. their cloths and wigs are very special still. it would still cost more then most people make in one year to cloth either a geisha or tayuu. i agree with you on the fact that the 1800's geisha and tayuu pics are beautiful, because they are. And girls from today are talented aswell, while the strict rules have been bent to allow more girls to join, the girls who are geiko and maiko and tayuu are in my opinion just as talented as those of years past. :)

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Re: Hane no Kamuro- I would have thought she was an actual kamuro if I hadn't noticed the wig or recognized the dance pose.  :oops:


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I STILL THINK!!!

We need more info about tayuu.... And apprentices and all...

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well, its harder, because theirs is a almost dead tradition unfortunatly.  there are only five real girls left. so finding out info on them would be extreamly hard.plus the few books i have seen about them from good sellers cost about $150 and up. so its going to be hard. :unsure:

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well...  :unsure:  I barely know what a Tayuu is  :coy:

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a tayuu is the top prostitute in Kyoto's  red light district. her obi is tied in a heart shape almost.TAYUU  Image

While an Oiran is the top girl in Tokyo's red light district.her obi is a tail hanging down. Like in the movie Sakuran, Kiyoha/Higurashi wears her in the parade. :) OIRAN  Image

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I fear what would happen if that cake design got into the wrong hands. ;)
http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/


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I found this pic on my pc, and I can't remember who sent it to me. I find it stunningly beautiful, i think they are Kamuro.

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kitsuneko wrote:
Rogue Angel wrote:
This suggests to me that the geisha regarded them as fellow artistes, even though the sexual aspect of their work was more explicit. Thoughts?


Well, I was reading that in Japan, the catholic morals were pretty far, so the sex was not like an "awful" part of human nature to be ashamed. For them, it was just a game that had to be perfectioned. In fact, there where prints in the Pleasure Districts containing sexual position.

Like Kabuki actors, Tayuu and Geisha where the lowest in the social steps; And sex was not something to be "satanicide" about...

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You can't always tell an Oiran from a Tayuu by just looking at her Obi. Oiran wore many different styles of Obi. Whereas Tayuu stuck with the basics.

For the Oiran I usually see the long dangling style (yanagi?) wore during a procession.

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And then there are these other styles. But I'm sure there's more.

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And these I've seen worn by Tayuu.

Just the regular.
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These ones tend to be worn by the apprentice Tayuu.

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It seems to me that tayuu wear really dangly and shiney kanzashi, where as oiran wear the sticks and combs only. (I apologize as I don't know the proper names for them.) Is that right? Can you tell them apart by their hair ornaments?


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Back in the topic, I think Desu said that the tayuu has a long kanzashi that Oiran does not wear

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I just have a question as to why Oiran and Tayuu generally are more elaborately dressed than geisha. Considering that their basic purpose was for sex, was being a tayuu more respected than a geisha? If not, then why the incredibly elaborate clothing? (That is, when they were both in full swing at their heyday)


Or maybe they play a lot of strip poker...lose a hand, take off ONE kanzashi :P

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Well the oiran and the tayuu came before the geisha, and they were much harder to attain. It was (and is) very expensive to book a geisha for a party but a man would spend a fortune pursuing an oiran or tayuu, and she could still choose to reject him. I think that's part of the reason why they dressed so elaborately. It was part of the game. The more richly she dressed, the more of an accomplishment it was to have her. That's just my take on it, anyway. I could be wrong. :)


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Well the oiran and the tayuu came before the geisha, and they were much harder to attain. It was (and is) very expensive to book a geisha for a party but a man would spend a fortune pursuing an oiran or tayuu, and she could still choose to reject him. I think that's part of the reason why they dressed so elaborately. It was part of the game. The more richly she dressed, the more of an accomplishment it was to have her. That's just my take on it, anyway. I could be wrong. :)



That makes sense. They remind me of living dolls almost- their clothing is horrifically impractical, so I guess it would most definitely say something if you could afford an incredibly expensive and impractical 'doll.'


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Does anyone can recommend a book of Oiran and Tayuu?

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Hikaze-san, Women of the Pleasure Quarters by Lesley Downer provides an introduction to tayuu in the context of geisha history but The Nightless City by De Becker seems to be the ultimate oiran book. It was written when Yoshiwara was still an active pleasure quarter, and is packed with information about life and customs there.

Re insanely complicated outfits for high-ranking courtesans: It's conspicuous consumption. Modern-day expensive escorts wear designer everything for the same reason- the client will recognize the cost.

More=more, for oiran and tayuu outfits. Anyone could wear something understated and practical, but very few could afford that much fabric and that many kanzashi. Under the sumptuary laws governing townspeople (and geisha, to prevent them from competing with courtesans) complex edo-komon, red linings, fancy haori linings, ear-pick kanzashi, etc were the way to flaunt wealth without getting in trouble, and it was those very laws designed to suppress conspicuous consumption that bred "iki".


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Hibana-san beat me to it, but I was also going to recommend Women of the Pleasure Quarters by Leslie Downer. It gives a lot of great information on not only the history of geisha and courtesans, but on kabuki's origins and of geisha in Japan today. It's not terribly expensive, either (I think I paid $15 for it) and it is definitely a must-have for any geisha or Eastern arts enthusiast.

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I wonder if The Nightless city is achievable... in english... or in spanish, whatever... It is a pain to get them in my mother tongue...

Or it is too hard to get even in english?

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I don't think I understand your question... Amazon provides a good dozen results for the book, most of them available from themselves, new.

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Hikaze-san I bought it via Amazon.de in English Language. Had no problems with it. It´s a great book  :lovelove


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Found this:

The Nightless City: Geisha and Courtesan Life in Old Tokyo (Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science) by J. E. de Becker

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The Nightless City: Or the History of the Yoshiwara Yukwaku by J.E. de Becker (Paperback - Feb 25, 2003)


What shouls I get? lol (amazon noob)

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I think they are the same book, just different editions. The title seems to have been represented several different ways for various editions.


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Tayuu image dump!

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and a tayuu post by Mboogiedown!


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Wow, I really love the tayuu paintings! I want to paint a tayuu now!! Thank you for sharing, hibana!


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this painting looks a lot like usugumo

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i think it is supposed to be her.... :wink: :tayuuface

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Not so sure about all the commentary (didn't read through it) but the picture is pretty cool. Don't know if it's been posted yet, but here it is: http://flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/2701588987

Here's another pretty one:
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Hikaze-san, both paintings are from the same site. I only linked the first one, but if you click it and scroll down, the second painting will be there.

KatyCrayon, the first one is one of my favorites! It looks like she has her hair down in a ponytail, but it's hard to be sure. The little birabira thing on top looks kind of like a miko's kanzashi, and she's got a whole branch of coral just stuck in the back. :tayuuface


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Ooh, they do look similar, hibana! I saw some miko girls at Fushimi-Inari in Kyoto. Their singing was so beautiful and haunting, my husband literally had to pull me away. Their singing and dancing were very enchanting. :)


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Kimbei Tayuu
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And it would be odd if this video of Kisaragi tayuu (I'm preeetty sure that's her, after seeing all of these pictures of her in this thread) had not been posted yet, but just in case: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTpB6BSC5w4


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She's got little grasses poking up off the top of her kanzashi bridge! :D That's the first time I've seen one that was obviously not little metal or fabric flowers.


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KatyCrayon wrote:
(...) It was (and is) very expensive to book a geisha for a party but a man would spend a fortune pursuing an oiran or tayuu, and she could still choose to reject him. I think that's part of the reason why they dressed so elaborately. It was part of the game. The more richly she dressed, the more of an accomplishment it was to have her. (...)
I'm guessing that it was also a display of her desirability. The more wealth she wore, the more wealth she had attained with her skills and beauty...

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An aunt gave me this reeally old german journal/magazine that did an issue on japan, from 1980.
I remembered there was a spread in it that talked about geisha and never really thought much about it till I remembered it looking at this thread... cause these definitely ain't no geisha.
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Quat I own a copy of the same picture. (It has been in a Merian Magazine, I borrowed from a library) It fascinated me since I saw it. It took me some time to learn, that the magazine made a big mistake calling the lady in the pic geisha. Or at least talking about geisha, when a Tayu is shown :(


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Shikibu-Murasaki wrote:
Quat I own a copy of the same picture. (It has been in a Merian Magazine, I borrowed from a library) It fascinated me since I saw it. It took me some time to learn, that the magazine made a big mistake calling the lady in the pic geisha. Or at least talking about geisha, when a Tayu is shown :(

Yep! That's the mag I have.

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That's a fascinating photo. It looks old (pose, tinting etc.) but there's something about the focus, the lighting (the horizontal beam of light through the shoji) and, oddly, the way the kamuro looks sideways, that makes me think it is a more modern shot. It feels like it is probably more contemporary with the magazine that featured it, c1980, than a vintage photo. What do you think?
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I was under the impression that it was in fact contemporary with the magazine. I'm pretty sure the photographer credits for the image are the same people who took the rest of the photographs in the issue. I'll look again when I get home.
Edit; It doesn't look tinted to me at all, just a lack of good light source?
I don't know that much about photography though, so I'll just shut my mouth.

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I would say about 1980s too.


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Quat wrote:
An aunt gave me this reeally old german journal/magazine that did an issue on japan, from 1980.
I remembered there was a spread in it that talked about geisha and never really thought much about it till I remembered it looking at this thread... cause these definitely ain't no geisha.

I have this same photo in a book calling her a geisha! it's at my parents house back in the UK, but it is a stunning photo isn't it!?

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Yep!
Heck, does anyone know who these two are? If they're maybe still around?

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