Oiran--beautiful hair ornamentation. Oiran are the elite (#1) class over geisha. They wear their Obi in front of kimono instead of wrapped in back.
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Not sure she is Geisha or Maiko. Everyone has confused what Geisha is and what Maiko is. Maiko are those that are highly painted on the face. Geisha wear less makeup to almost no makeup.
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Tag said: Oiran ... the red colar and the 3 legged back paint suggest Maiko. Elaborate hair style could be due to a festival performance.
Stage performance from the movie “Memoirs of A Geisha”
maiko Mamefuji Photographer: Gaap
Mini As title suggests, not just to capture traditional kimono culture, but to remove as much distractions and left with large pattern/background to make the subject look smaller than appeared.
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