The kimono completes the geisha. After many months of training, a full-fledged geisha dons a very special geisha kimono to mark her official entry to this mysterious and beautiful world of the geisha. Just as a geisha’s make up evolves from the those of a maiko’s which is more defined, exaggerated and distinct, the kimono also changes as the girl progresses in her training to be a geisha.
Mar 07, · Have just put up the full version (three times length) in slightly higher quality, of this film under 'Maiko dressing'. Maiko or geisha being dressed in kimono - shorter older version Prof.
Kimono is one of the defining characteristics of a geisha. Geisha wear kimono with a neckline that dips low on the back to show off the nap of the neck. That part of the neck is as sensual for Japanese men as the breast is to Western men. Geisha have a formal kimono (called de) that shows off the nap of her neck. This is the kimono that demands Author: Chris Kincaid.
Geisha always wear kimono. Apprentice geisha wear highly colourful kimono with extravagant obi. The obi is brighter than the kimono she is wearing to give a certain exotic balance. Maiko of Kyoto wear the obi tied in a style called "darari" (dangling obi), while Tokyo "hangyoku" wear it tied in various ways, including taiko musubi.