JAPANESE ANSWER : (1) DO NOT mention the fact that all of these women were sold into the brothel system at the age of five or six, and (2) take everyone's mind off the the average prostitute's serious medical problems by sticking her in a beautiful SILK KIMONO !
That's it !
As can be seen here in this Flickr Set, the Japanese were keen on photographically documenting a lot of the goings on, and they prospered by selling photos of their prostitutes across the entire planet.
Even today, the enlightened nations of the World continue to fall on their faces in worshipful praise of Japan, especially for having had such a wonderful cultural heritage of high moral achievement, while buying Hello Kitty dolls dressed like prostitutes as gifts for their young daughters.
Go Japan !
THE BELOW LINK TAKES YOU TO A WONDERFUL SIGHT SEEN THROUGHOUT MANY OF THE BROTHELS IN OLD JAPAN. (WARNING -- GRAPHIC -- ADULTS and MEDICAL STUDENTS ONLY !!!)
CAGED PROSTITUTES -- The Lowest Order of the Japanese Brothel System (#1) or, WOULD YOU SELL YOUR CHILD TO A WHORE HOUSE ?
CAGED PROSTITUTES -- The Lowest Order of the Japanese Brothel System (#3), or, HOW TO PRETEND YOU HAVE "FREEDOM OF CHOICE" Ca.1890-1900.
By T. ENAMI, ca. 1892-95.
OIRAN -- QUEEN OF THE PROSTITUES -- or, Setting an Example For the Young Girls of Old Japan (#1) [SAME CAPTION #1 - #5) Ca.1900-1915 photos of "Japan's Finest"....Prostitutes, that is.
OIRAN -- QUEEN OF THE PROSTITUES -- or, Setting an Example For the Young Girls of Old Japan (#2) [SAME CAPTION #1 - #5) Ca.1900-1915 photos of "Japan's Finest"....Prostitutes, that is.
This is a rare, un-staged image of an OIRAN --- the Japanese caption says OIRAN, not TAYUU --- on ceremonial parade (in this case, not going to make a "house call"). Her huge ceremonial OBI tie is made up in FRONT, not in the back as the Geisha, Maiko, and regular Japanese gals do it.
SHOW ME THE OBI ! Two Prostitutes -- Two Ties
This is an important 1870s photograph by a Japanese photographer showing two prostitutes.
PROSTITUTES DAY OFF in YOSHIWARA -- A Typical "Bordello Row" in Old Japan
OKINAWA SOBA'S LAST DATE Ca.1880s photo by Yamamoto of Yokohama.
BROTHEL No.9 and Some No.9 GIRLS in Old KANAGAWA, JAPAN
1890s photo attributed to REIJI ESAKI.
TWO JAPANESE PROSTITUTES HEADING OUT FOR A WHILE in OLD JAPAN -- A Front Door Scene at the NECTARINE No.9 BROTHEL in KANAGAWA
PROSTITUTES - Staff and Customers at the NECTARINE No.9 BROTHEL in Yokohama - A Few Men Going in to Get Laid Circa 1890-95.
PROSTITUTES - Staff and Customers at the NECTARINE No.9 BROTHEL in Yokohama - A Few of the Locals Going in to Get Laid (Full View)
RANDOM SOBA : flickriver flickr
Photographer Kusakabe Kimbei
日下部 金兵衛 (1841 - 1934)