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GeikoHikizuriKitsuke Tutorial

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This is something I decided to put together on a whim. I wanted to photograph my new ro geiko ensemble, so I decided to document the process of dressing the manequin with photos.

From those I've put together a very basic tutorial of how to achieve an authentic geiko look with your kitsuke. Great for cosplaying. If you need more detailed information check out these sites: [link] and [link]

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Now, some vocabulary for beginners:
Geiko - Fully fledged geisha.
Hikizuri - Long kimono meant to be worn trailing.
Hadajuban - Undermost layer put on when donning kimono
Juban - Layer between the Hadajuban and the outer kimono
Hiyoku - Second layer of fabric around the collar and hem of the outer kimono. This is meant to give the illusion of wearing yet another layer under the outer kimono
Ohashiori - Waist fold used to adjust the length of the kimono.
Koshihimo - Fabric tie used to secure the kimono in place beneath the obi
Obi - Belt used when wearing kimono
Otaiko Musubi - Drum Knot. Style of tying the obi
Obijime - Decorative cord tied over top of the obi
Sensu - Japanese folding fan
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psiten's avatar
I've looked so long for information this detailed. Thank you so much!