Photomontage of a Maiko Dancing 1870s by Blue Ruin1 on Flickr.
A photomontage of a maiko (apprentice geisha) in a series of different dance poses. This hand-coloured postcard dates to around 1910. However, the photographic style and elements of her costume, indicate that the image is much older, probably 1870s or 80s. She might be Maiko Kayo, but the image quality is not good enough to be sure.