Sunday, August 19, 2007


Geisha, originally uploaded by Michael-C.

"Geisha are traditional, female Japanese entertainers, whose skills include performing various Japanese arts, such as music, singing, and dancing. They also engage their clients with light conversation.

This is a full fledged Geisha as she is wearing flat-soled sandals called "zori" instead of special wooden clogs known as "okobo" that is worn by an apprentice Geisha.

Source: Wikipedia"

1 comment:

Sara said...

You might know this already ( I was looking through your vintage photos :), but this is actually a maiko. She still has hana-kanzashi and the long sleeves of an apprentice. If she were a geiko/geisha, she would be wearing a wig and a shorter-sleeved kimono. The wikipedia page on geisha is not very accurate, I'm afraid. It's true that maiko often wear okobo, but they do not always wear them.