Laughing Geisha with low neck. She's almost semi-nude. It is probably her sexiest pose of all. A great summertime card and one of my favorites. Hand-colored and postmarked Feb. 25, 1908 in Yokohama. The actual card is more yellowed.

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Comments   [Sep 19, 2008 at 04:24 AM]
From: (Jul 26, 2003 11:11)
nice pictures, all these of this "laughing geisha". But she's not a geisha. In none of this picture she's ever wearing a kimono like a geisha would. She isn't even posing like a geisha. I suppose you haven't got the faintest idea of who a geisha is...

From: philbert (Aug 12, 2003 15:28)
Who said that a geisha wore a geisha outfit every hour of the day? Even today, real geishas can be wearing any type of dress when not at work. Without the kimono and make-up, they look like any ordinary woman. Can you give me proof that this woman was not a geisha?

The term "geisha" is used very loosely outside Japan. It refers to a stereotype imagined in the West. Since she fits this stereotype, the "geisha" label has stuck to her.

From: Pamela Temple (Nov 12, 2005 19:45)
I just wanted to let you know that your postcard collection is exquisite. Thankyou for sharing it with the rest of us.

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