It’s always refreshing to see the coolly serious in a more relaxed, casual setting. The first time you saw your straitlaced boss down a drink and crack a few jokes. The bloopers reel for a period epic. A solemn event suddenly pierced by a well-timed comment. These moments serve to bring out another side of those you had previously imagined to be mostly two-dimensional.
These vintage photos of geishas at the beach have a similar effect. Without their makeup and ornate kimonos, the women are pictured wearing modest striped bathing suits, posing with friends and relaxing by the waves. Though their customs and traditions may be much different from ours, some simple pastimes are universally enjoyed.
Photos : Okinawa Soba