//…Thomas Hoepker…//
JAPAN. Kyoto. 1977. An oiran geisha in full dress at the Sumiya house in the Shimabara area. http://ift.tt/1OAgLY6

Advertisements

//…矢頭 保 Tamotsu Yatō…//
Tamotsu Yato (矢頭 保 Yatō Tamotsu?, 1928(?) – May 1973) was a Japanese photographer and occasional actor responsible for pioneering Japanese homoerotic photography and creating iconic black-and-white images of the Japanese male. He was a friend and collaborator of the writer Yukio Mishima and the film critic Donald Richie, as well as a long-term romantic partner of Meredith Weatherby, an expatriate American publisher and translator of Mishima’s works into English. Yato completed three volumes of photography.
via: wikipedia


//…UTAGAWA Kunisada …//
(歌川国貞 二代 Japanese, also known as UTAGAWA Toyokuni Ⅳ, 1823-1880)
The famous Kabuki actor TAKEDA Harunobu (TAKEDA Shingen). From the series “Gishi Eimei-den no Uchi”. 義士英名伝之内, 1866.
Original woodblock print