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Oiran at home

During one of my recent trips to Japan, I had the chance to stay at a traditional Machiya house that is unique to the Kyoto area. It was very charming, and with the exceptions of modern amenities, felt like stepping back in time. Taking advantage of the beautiful setting, I brought a vintage kimono and photo equipment and did an impromptu casual Oiran at home photoshoot! I was inspired by the character of Hatsumomo from Memoires of a Geisha, who tragically was almost imprisoned in the beautiful house she lived in. Definitely wasn’t going for historical accuracy, I used fuchsia sparkly makeup and have purple hair after all, but more to capture the sensual feel of such a character.
Brian Boling kindly took the photo.
It was a fun kickoff for our big trip!
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55 mm
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Oct 9, 2019, 9:36:14 PM
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whitewizardlotr's avatar

Absolutely outstanding designs!!! Congrats on your well earned success! Thank you for contributing so much to the world of cosplay, your efforts and work ethic will certainly inspire many to follow in your footsteps.

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cabbatino's avatar

Me love you long time.

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G00fyR00fy's avatar
Would love to see you do a shibari shoot Yaya!!
Pimpernel's avatar
I did think of Memoirs of a Geisha when I saw this, the pipe reminded me of the character 'Auntie'.
Scoobyscooby2's avatar
Very stunning 👌👌
thallidia's avatar

men men men. donkey bleed door. on top.

moose4975's avatar
Very beautiful!
gusolsan's avatar
Awesome cosplay!
AProudHomestuck's avatar
all i think of when i hear oiran is Akidearest, but that's just me
gusolsan's avatar
Very well done!
Kazumy's avatar

Beatiful photo, truly elegant and sophisticated

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cullyferg2010's avatar
A very lovely presentation.  Even the kiseru adds to the setting.
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MzAndreaZee's avatar
Wonderful interpretation! Extremely sensual...the element of an opiate adds to the mystery.
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PatternSeeker86's avatar
Beautiful choice of colors. Well done. Lighting is impressive, too. 
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