This is a hakama. Hakama is a divided or pleated skirt worn over a Kimono. A Japanese girl student wore a hakama approximately 100 years ago. Today, the girl student puts hakama on only in graduation party.
Geisha are not courtesans, and we’re not wives. We sell our skills, not our bodies. We create another secret world, a place only of beauty. The very word “geisha” means artist, and to be a geisha is to be judged as a moving work of art.