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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Found Photo: Geisha or Kabuki Theatre?

Here is a mystery. This image came out of a scrapbook somewhere in it's past so the story is lost. However, it seems to depict either a geisha house or a Kabuki Theater troop possibly from the 40's or 50's. Take a look at the image.
OK, now here is where I need your worldly skills - Who will take a stab at the Japanese characters below? I am not even sure I have this in the right orientation.
 Please leave your translation in the comments. Thanks!


  1. Great Blog in your Patch....Haven't a clue what the postcard says, BUT, I believe that the orientation should be changed...I'm pretty sure that it should be rotated 90 degrees to the right...so as to make the "border" open on the bottom edge...
    Hope that someone comes by to translate...
    I love old postcards and my absolute favorites are those who were used...Reading the messages of the day can be so very interesting....

  2. Thanks Mary! I plan to repost this with all four orientations. I think your suggestion is the correct way. Hoping for a translation...


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