Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Misedashi-the ceremony for becoming a maiko(geisha-in-training): Gion, Kyoto

Gion, Kyoto sightseeing

She makes her round of many ochayas, the exclusive teahouse, in Gion with a man, telling them that she will become a geisha.

Looking at her neck carefully, you can see two white ridges. That style of making up means that the ceremony is very formal.

Her shoes, okobo, is 11-centimeter-high elevated clogs and a little bell is in the hollow at the heal. So the bell rings as she takes steps.

at Gion, Kyoto
Location by Google Map

2 Comments:

At 9/24/2006 2:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

om gosh, i just finished reading memoir of geisha and this is dejavu! Good post :)

 
At 9/25/2006 7:56 AM, Blogger macky said...

I saw the movie, Sayuri. This movie is quite nice though some scene is a little strange for Japanese.

By the way, what do they use to wash their hair?
It is not a shampoo but a cleanser for washing dishes!!

A normal shampoo won't work because they use many vegetal oil to set their hair and they can wash their hair only once a week.

 

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