No. 9 Girls Japanese Prostitutes by unknown photographer. Image published in “Prostitutes of Old Japan.” Famous brothel in Kanagawa No. 9 - No. 9 became synonymous with prostitutes. Note obi tied in front left lower seated - the visual indicator of a geisha vs. a prostitute was the obi. The Geisha obi was tied in the back by an assistant, the prostitutes tied in the front.
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