Famous Osaka geisha Yachiyo was photographed here in 1907 with her Japanese Chin. The Japanese Chin was originally bred in China and brought to Japan around between the 6th century and 1000. The canine was a favourite with 18th century courtesans, who carried them around in the sleeves of their kimonos. This habit earned the breed the nickname 'sleeve-dog'. The lady in the picture, Yachiyo, was a famous geisha from the early 20th century and was known for her elegance and personality. It was claimed that people cried with joy at the sight of her dancing. Remarkably, a clip of her from 1904 exists (http://crwd.fr/2xqgruC).