Two young Japanese girls in Kimonos outside a Tokyo Temple.

Two young Japanese girls in Kimonos outside a Tokyo Temple.

The Kimono Gallery. An 1890s study of young Japanese girls by K. TAMAMURA of Yokohama, Japan. Text and image via Okinawa Soba on Flickr

The Kimono Gallery. An 1890s study of young Japanese girls by K. TAMAMURA of Yokohama, Japan. Text and image via Okinawa Soba on Flickr

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.A geisha's hairstyle was created with wax; it took hours to melt, wash, wax and remold a new hairstyle. Young geishas were punished if they failed to sleep in absolute stillness. Stealing or using someone else's hair ornament was considered a literally filthy thing to do. Wisdom and ability were denoted by the simple styles used by older geisha.

.A geisha's hairstyle was created with wax; it took hours to melt, wash, wax and remold a new hairstyle. Young geishas were punished if they failed to sleep in absolute stillness. Stealing or using someone else's hair ornament was considered a literally filthy thing to do. Wisdom and ability were denoted by the simple styles used by older geisha.

Japanese girl in kimono. I adore kimono, as each one is unique (or supposed to be) and each tells a story or has a lot of symbolism in the artwork of the kimono, but the obi is even more important from my understanding.

Japanese girl in kimono. I adore kimono, as each one is unique (or supposed to be) and each tells a story or has a lot of symbolism in the artwork of the kimono, but the obi is even more important from my understanding.

Japanese-American child - cultural adherence is a great way of sharing diversity starting from childhood.

Japanese-American child - cultural adherence is a great way of sharing diversity starting from childhood.

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