This streetwear kimono shirt features a japanese geisha. The kimono's pinkish white background also creates an impression of pure femininity, which contrasts the geisha's sultry appearance. Our Kimono Shirts are made of polyester fabric, which is superb light-weight and easy to clean.
Contrary to popular belief, geisha are not the Eastern equivalent of a prostitute; a misconception originating in the West due to interactions with Japanese oiran courtesans, whose traditional attire is similar to that of geisha. The most literal translation of geisha into English would be "artist", "performing artist", or "artisan". This term is used to refer to geisha from Western Japan, which includes Kyoto and Kanazawa.
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.
For a geisha, getting ready for work involves hours of preparation. The distinctive appearance of a geisha is part of her allure, but it's not only about beauty and exclusivity. It's also a way to tell the difference between a maiko and a geisha and between a child geisha and an adult geisha.
I literally just came back from my morning at Cocomo! I dressed like a Geisha girl! I was so happy
Free shipping all-around Japan for your special occasion!! Perfect for weddings, school ceremony, graduation, shichigosan and other special occasion! The Geisha origin Geisha are part entertainer part artist and today fill a role as the icons of traditional Japan.
Three Maiko girls wear ornate Kanzashi hair decorations and elaborately designed Kimono. Young Maiko girl playing the traditional Japanese Shamisen. Apprentice Geisha girls have to catch up on current affairs by reading newspapers as modern technology is forbidden. Geisha entertain some of Japans richest and most powerful men and are therefore sworn to secrecy.
One after another, they round the corner and shuffle into the room swiftly and quietly, only creating the slightest of sound as their tiny steps meet the tatami mat. The moment they enter, the atmosphere changes; their presence raises hairs on arms, and everyone immediately goes quiet, in awe of the beauty that has just arrived. On this particular evening, we are honored with the presence of two geiko and one maiko.