1. Maiko Kayo in a Crow and Wisteria Kimono (1876)
"Kayo was a famous Maiko (Apprentice Geisha) during the early Meiji period (1870s) in the Gion district of Kyoto. Although her exact date of birth is unknown, she is thought to have become a Minarai (Watching Apprentice) in 1869 around the age of seven.
Her reputation for beauty was such that one Kabuki actor said “a beautiful girl like this will not be seen again in a lifetime of geisha.”
In 1875 at the age of thirteen, Maiko Kayo eloped to Tokyo with Saionji Kinmochi who was twenty-six years old at the time. However, Saionji already had three common law wives and his family were violently opposed to the match, so Kayo returned to Gion a few months later.” (source)

    Maiko Kayo in a Crow and Wisteria Kimono (1876)

    "Kayo was a famous Maiko (Apprentice Geisha) during the early Meiji period (1870s) in the Gion district of Kyoto. Although her exact date of birth is unknown, she is thought to have become a Minarai (Watching Apprentice) in 1869 around the age of seven.

    Her reputation for beauty was such that one Kabuki actor said “a beautiful girl like this will not be seen again in a lifetime of geisha.”

    In 1875 at the age of thirteen, Maiko Kayo eloped to Tokyo with Saionji Kinmochi who was twenty-six years old at the time. However, Saionji already had three common law wives and his family were violently opposed to the match, so Kayo returned to Gion a few months later.” (source)

     
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