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Maiko and Geisha, how to tell the real from the fake.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Maiko and Geisha, how to tell the real from the fake.

A Maiko in her Misedashi stage. Those two silver hair ornaments in the front of her hair are the defining characteristic along with her very tall ohogo. Notice only her bottom lip is also painted.

Gisele Bündchen on Givenchy catwalk under Alexander McQueen, F/W 1999 McQueen’s days at Givenchy were legendary . ( cityvillain )

Gisele Bündchen on Givenchy catwalk under Alexander McQueen, F/W 1999 McQueen’s days at Givenchy were legendary

Susohiki / Hikizuri Women dressed as maiko (apprentice geisha), wearing specially tailored "maiko-style" furisode kimonos with tucks in sleeves and at shoulders      The susohiki is mostly worn by geisha or by stage performers of the traditional Japanese dance.

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 Love « Fly Me To Japan

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Photo/Direction: Zhang Jingna Model/Actress: Chiaki Oshima Assistant: cwfineart Makeup: Chiyo Hair: Miho Tokyo, Sakuran II: Image collected in my ph.

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