Obi is a sash for traditional Japanese dress, keikogi worn for Japanese martial arts, and part of kimono outfits.

Obi is a sash for traditional Japanese dress, keikogi worn for Japanese martial arts, and part of kimono outfits.

Oiran (花魁) - Oiran were the highest class of courtesans in Edo (now known as Tokyo). An oiran was valued not only for her beauty and charm, but also her wit, knowledge, and skill in traditional Japanese arts. Their dress often consisted of layers of ornate kimono and extremely elaborate hairstyles, with one distinguishing feature being an obi tied at the front of the body rather than at the back. Though there are no longer any oiran left in Japan because of laws. #makeup #hair #japan…

[iriescopeやで]: ..Being an Oiran 花魁変身.. iriescope.blogspot.com

This picture represents a classic image of a Geisha dressed for an average working evening. Note that she is clad from throat to feet in thick padded robes that reveal nothing. Her face is hidden behind a thick cosmetic masks that reveals nothing beyond a serene and classic beauty. A Geisha could assume this posture for hours if need be. Parade rest, as it were. The true Geisha was a Consummate Professional Hostess and Entertainer, not a sexual object.

祇園甲部歌舞会歌舞奉納 - フォト蔵は簡単に写真を投稿・共有できる無料のフォトアルバムサービスです。スマートフォンやデジタルカメラで撮った写真をみんなに見てもらったり、友達や家族でお互いの写真を見せあったりすることができます。

Oiran's shoes

「其支那朝鮮に接するの法も隣國なるが故にとて特別の會釋に及ばず、正に西洋人が之に接するの風に從て處分す可きのみ。惡友を親しむ者は共に惡友を免かる可らず。我は心に於て亞細亞東方の惡友を謝絶するものなり。」 福澤諭吉 明治十八年三月十六日 Tokyo 16.4°Cは、自由主義国家、独立自尊国家として揺るぎない位置を保ちながら、日本の美風を受け継ぐ国造りを応援しています。 Photo TagsJAPAN...

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ileftmyheartintokyo: 舞妓 市和佳さん by momoyama on Flickr.

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