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Dress ≪ The appearance of ‘Sonnari’ ≫

Hello this is Myako.

I talked about the year-end event’Kotohajime’ at FB and Geiko/Maiko change to ‘Sonnari’-looking.
Then I got questions about what does ‘Sonnari’ look like.So I will talk about it today.

Please take a look at phot below.
Maiko left is wearing Dressed up Kimono for Ozashiki, and Maiko right is ‘Sonnari.’

Since it shows their upper body,it is hard to know their whole figure.
Dressed up Kimono for Ozashiki has long length to drag and it is called ‘Ohikizuri’.
When Geiko and Maiko wear ‘Ohikizuri’kimono, they put ‘Oshiroi’(white foundation) on the face. And Maiko make their hair style and Geiko put wig on.

‘Sonnari’ is totally opposite appearance.They do not put ‘Oshiroi’ but just natural make-up. For hair style Maiko do not make it for formal and Geiko do not put wig.
Kimono length is just same as normal Kimono but Maiko wear kimono which pulled in a tuck at the shoulders and sleeves.

Actually ‘Sonnari’has various ways, so Geiko and Maiko choose the best fit ‘Sonnari’ according to time, place and occasion like going to lessons, going out with other Maiko, and going for greetings..

Senior Geiko does not put wig all the time..it become bit flexible when they got experience.
But for Maiko, they never go to Ozashiki with ‘Sonnari’ appearance,

There are many complex traditions in hanamachi.
Thank you.

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