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Geiko makiko san

Susohiki (also called hikizuri) are trailing kimono worn by geiko and onnagata (male kabuki performers who play female roles) when performing. They must be held up while walking, as shown here. Photo by Fuyou-hime on deviantART

Geisha and Maliki

Geisha Satsuki on her erikae, with her younger sister Marika. Photography by Julie Podstolski

Contemporary Uchikake.  Japanese Bride

Wedding kimono - more peacock/deep turquoise and the blue as accent, deep red minimal accent, and orange very minimal accent

Maiko bowing - Maikos wear several elaborate hair ornaments, or kanzashi, such as fan or ball-shaped ornaments and combs. There is also the hana–kanzashi – an ornament with silk flowers dangling from the maiko’s head to her chin.  While this is one of the most recognisable hair ornaments, it is only worn during the first year Minarai stage of a maiko’s training. In contrast, geisha wear simpler ornaments or decorative combs in their hair.

Maiko bowing - Maikos wear several elaborate hair ornaments, or kanzashi, such…

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