Large format photo of Tayu (High Ranking Oiran) Uncoloured albumen photo
[Japan] Lovely, uncoloured albumen photo showing a 'tayu', the highest class of courtesan (oiran). The sign on the right reads, 'Tayu procession'. Titled in the negative at lower right, '236 TAYU AND FROWERCAR [FLOWER CAR] ON ROAD.'
Photographer unknown. c1890.
27.1 x 21.1cm.
In very good condition. Slight loss of contrast but still very good. Unmounted.