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Tachi Koshirae is an acommplish artisan. This Katana is an example of well executed applications of silver dragons in the Saya, Tsuba and Tsuka. The gold leaf decorations in the rest of the Katana makes it a beautiful wor of art.

Tomesode and obi - the nape of a woman's neck is considered very sensual and beautiful in the Japanese culture. Kimonos are designed to draw attention to the neck with upswept hair.

"Tomesode and obi - the nape of a woman's neck is considered very sensual and beautiful in the Japanese culture. Kimonos are designed to draw attention to the neck with upswept hair. Noted for costume design.

A SUPERB 19TH CENTURY JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD IVORY CASED SAMURAI SWORD exceptionally carved all over with figures within interiors and landscapes, flanked by insects upon an textured ground. 3ft 1ins long.

A superb Century Japanese Meiji Period Ivory Cased Samurai Sword exceptionally carved all over with figures within interiors and landscapes, flanked by insects upon an textured ground.

Geisha - Fiona Graham, caucasian Geisha as of 2007.  Beautiful, smart and brave enough to immerse herself in a completely different culture.  Inspiration much?

Spectacular Female Photography by Zemotion

Photo/Direction: Zhang Jingna Model/Actress: Chiaki Oshima Assistant: cwfineart Makeup: Chiyo Hair: Miho Tokyo, Sakuran II: Image collected in my ph.

Japanese antique doll of Buke Musume. Japanese Dolls Collection. The Japonic Online Kimono and Japanese Fine Art and Antiques Store

Japanese antique doll of Buke Musume. The Japonic Online Kimono and Japanese Fine Art and Antiques Store Más

The Tomoe Gozen is the most famous of samurai women of all history. Red laced suit of armour carrying a Naginata (traditional weapon for female warriors

Tomoe Gozen is the most famous of the samurai women of all history. Wearing red laced suit of armour & carrying a Naginata (traditional weapon for female warriors

'BADASS 19th century FEMALE SAMURAI' (ONNA BUGEISHA)

Either a woman of the Samurai class or a Geisha/Geijo who performed the Katana Odori, or sword dance. I prefer to think the former, just because of that amazing, warrior look on her face.a 'kick ass Geisha' :-)

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