Geisha hairstyles

style for a new maiko


Variations of a maiko’s hairstyle

hairpins (kanzashi) worn in the middle of the wareshinobu bun


style for an older maiko


Yakko Shimada


special style worn during the Gion Festival

formal version of ofuku

style worn by a maiko just before becoming geiko

Adult geisha usually wear a wig in either the taka-Shimada, or ichôgaeshi styles

A new geisha puts on a wig in the adult taka-Shimada style

the ichōgaeshi style