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Wisteria Obi



The legendary Maiko Deer Obi...

geisha in all white -------- #japan #kimono #geisha

Young Maiko from the 1920s


Antique Kimono Taisho Period Geisha Hikizuri Trailing Kuro Tomesode

Oiran-Tayu is the top courtesan in kyoto( Shimabara ) ,Oiran are the same as tayu but they are from Edo Tokyo ( Yoshiwara ) ...

Maiko--Photo by Michael Chandler...A maiko is an apprentice geisha.


Memoirs of a Maiko Novice

Draped for privacy in the traveling clothes of a 12th-century noblewoman, a geisha walks in Kyoto’s annual Festival of the Ages.” photo by Jodi Cobb, National Geographic, October 1995


Street style, Kyoto edition

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Detail of a geishas sash (obi), Pontocho

Traditional japanese geisha with red kimono

懐剣 Kaiken, is a dagger to put in a belt( OBI ) when wearing wedding kimono Uchikake. Kaiken are usually in a bag of white cloth. Women born in the former samurai had been in possession of a dagger for self-defense.