The word oiran comes from the Japanese phrase oira no tokoro no nēsan (おいらの所の姉さん) which translates into “my elder sister.” When written in kanji, the word consists of two characters,  meaning “flower”, and  meaning “leader” or “first.” Technically, only the high-class prostitutes of Yoshiwara were called oiran, although the term is widely applied to all.      ….. by Wiki

投稿者: Tetsuro Higashi

I was born and brought up in Tokyo Japan. Now I teach mathematics . At age 20 I took up painting. I took up taking photos before 5 years. I have learned taking photos by myself . I grew up while watching ukiyo-e and have learned a lot from Sandro Botticelli , Pablo Picasso. Studying works of Rembrandt Hamensz . Van Rijn, I make up the light and shadow. + INTERNATIONAL PHOTO EXPO 2015 / 26 February ~ 31 March Piramid Sanat Istanbul, Turkey + World Contemporary Art 2015 Nobember + Festival Europeen de la Photo de Nu 06 ~ 16 May 2016 Solo exposition at palais de l archeveche arles, France +2016 Photo Beijing 13~26th October Group exhibitions ..... *Anna Uchiyama’s first exhibition as an artist model . 25 October - 11 November 2018 New Jorg Gallery in Belgium + Galerie Rachel Hardouin + 15 curiosity + experiences presents Anna Uchiyama (in Paris , France) from November 2018 6th to December 1rst *Sponsored by Tetsuya Fukui 23 February - 02 March 2019 Cafe & Bar Reverse in Ginza,Tokyo,Japan *Salon de la Photo de Paris 8th – 10th – 11th 2019 * Anna Uchiyama Photo-Exhibition Galerie 15 Art Director : Rachel Hardouin November 6th ~ December 15th 2019 Galerie 15 Martel :15 rue Martel 75010 Paris *L’Eurydice : 79 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris Photo-Exhibition 13th November 2019 ~ 15th January 2020