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Texture of costumes separate characters from background. Colors of costumes also denote characters' status.


‘Fan Dance’ from the movie “Memoirs of a Geisha”. Sayuri wears a furisode (kimono with long, flowing sleeves) embroidered with cherry blossoms. You’ll notice tucks at the shoulders and about halfway.

Still of Michelle Yeoh and Ziyi Zhang in Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) http://www.movpins.com/dHQwMzk3NTM1/memoirs-of-a-geisha-(2005)/still-3683945472

Memoirs of a Geisha x Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan’s most celebrated geisha.

Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha - ZiYi Zhang as Sayuri - Costume designed by Colleen Atwood