Category: Fukagawa geisha kimono

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Importance of Kimono

Being the sign of official Geisha, Kimono is very crucial to them. They finally get to wear Kimono after hard, long training to be Geisha. It proves the improvement as a trainee to an official Geisha. Also, kimono is a symbol for Geisha’s professionalism. Geisha do not wear underwear under Kimono because it disrupts the...

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Seasonal Kanzashi – Maiko Hair Ornaments by Month

Kanzashi (簪) are hair ornaments used in traditional Japanese hairstyles. Kanzashi were first used in Japan during the Jōmon period. During that time, a single thin rod or stick was considered to have mystical powers which could ward off evil spirits, so people would wear them in their hair. This is also when some of the first predecessors of the modern Japanese hair...

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Looking at Tatsumi geisha’s kimono through “Snow in Fukagawa”

Fukagawa no Yuki (深川の雪, “Snow in Fukagawa”) is one of the most well-known paintings that is able to provide a vivid image of what does Tatsumi geisha and their kimonos look like. This precious piece of art was painted by a Japanese ukiyo-e artist – Kitagawa Utamaro. It depicts a temporary geisha house in Fukagawa with the theme snow. Several styles and...

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Kiyosumi Shirakawa Kimono Rentals – Fukagawa Kimono Salon

If you’re interested in renting a kimono, Fukagawa Kimono Salon is the place you want to go. We’ll set you up in a kimono that’s just right for you. There’s nothing quite like slipping on some attractive Japanese garb and experiencing traditional Japanese culture in Kiyosumi Shirakawa/ Fukagawa, where so much castle town flavor endures....

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Fukagawa Geisha Kimono

Also known as the haori geishas, the Fukagawa geishas wore haori over their plain kimonos. These geishas specifically preferred to wear chic colors such as dark blue and gray. There are two parts that the Fukagawa geishas created and both are related to the obi. The first one is called the “obi-makura” and its roles...

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Dressing: Maiko vs. Geisha

Getting ready for work involves hours of preparation for a Geisha. One of the functions of the distinctive appearance of a geisha is that it serves as a way to tell the difference between a maiko and a geisha and between a child geisha and an adult geisha. You can tell a lot about a geisha just by...

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Fukagawa and Geisha Kimono

The Kimono is one of the most important attire of geisha. Kimono has changed a lot since the 17th century. The quality of Kimono’s fabric and design represents the characteristics and the taste of the wearer who chooses Kimonos based on the nature of the occasion. This is because Kimono flexibly changes according to wearer’s...

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