"Tomesode and obi - the nape of a woman's neck is considered very sensual and beautiful in the Japanese culture. Kimonos are designed to draw attention to the neck with upswept hair. Noted for costume design.
Kimonos are handmade, and geisha usually get kimonos designed just for them. Kimono prints and fabrics change with the seasons, but they are always made of silk. Geisha also spend about two hours just doing their makeup, hair, and putting on the kimono!
Nagashi somen, or flowing noodles, is an exciting summer time dining experience where bundles of noodles are sent down a bamboo trough filled with ice cold water. As the noodles flow by you catch them with your chopsticks and place them in your bowl of br
Either a woman of the Samurai class or a Geisha/Geijo who performed the Katana Odori, or sword dance. I prefer to think the former, just because of that amazing, warrior look on her face.a 'kick ass Geisha' :-)