Geikos holding musical instraments° 1°ň
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[ID] 2166°°°°( ID:2166 )
[Photographer] Tamamura Kozaburo
[Album] Tamamura Kozaburo (Album)
[Place] unknown
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 131x90
[Cabinet] 48-19-0
[Keyword] accomplishments/woman
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These entertainers were called "geiko." Experts in performing arts, they created an atmosphere of conviviality at parties. Visible (from right) are a shamisen lute, a small drum and large drum, a flute and a "taiko" drum. This setting is similar to the "goninbayashi" (five court musicians) seen in the doll festival for girls, although the latter sing rather than playing music.