Kimono: The Tayu

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"Tayu" were the highest ranked courtisans from the feudal Japan, and lived on the Hanamachi, along with the geisha and oiran. Their existence was turned ilegal after 1958, when the legal prohibition of prostitution came out in Japan.
This one is something like a tayu, but less detailed, since I drew it by memory... ^.^"
This is a dedication to my friend Hurt Hattori, a fan f traditional japanese art~

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  1. HurtHattori Oct 28, 2010

    I'm so flattered that I'm almost completely speechless! It's a great gift, one that makes me very happy especially because it's a huge and beautiful surprise (I do have my very own courtisan, now! =3). Thanks a lot for this wonderful piece of art; your drawings are so detailed, as always, but it never fails to impress me so much!

  2. Emma93 Banned Member Oct 29, 2010

    wow! so traditionally looking :3
    just too awesum i liked it! :)

  3. BERLIAN Oct 31, 2010

    Love the kimono...! *Hope i can draw like this*

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