Image: T. Enami / Guy Thiophene
Framed by lilies, this geisha looks so sweet and innocent.
The two disparate art forms, geisha and stereoscopy, collided when Japanese photographer Nobukuni Enami (known as T. Enami) began taking pictures of 19th-century Japan. Enami was one of his country’s most successful photographers, and his images have appeared in millions of bestselling books and magazines.
Featured here is a selection of his fantastic hand-colored geisha stereo views, which offer us a glimpse of a world that, even during the Meiji period, was mysterious and exclusive.