Posted 9 years ago
Maiko tend to have more colorful and elaborate hair decorations. This is done because due to her acquiring experience that eventually takes her to the next step of being a geisha, the distraction takes away from any flaws or mistakes she may make. It also symbolizes youthful energy and vibrancy. Along with a brightly colored kimono and ankle length obi, their kimono sleeves are long and ornamented heavily. Often, long sleeves are associated with either young women or older unmarried women.