Image: T. Enami / Guy Thiophene
Delicately perched on the edge
In this scene, a geisha in a lovely pink-colored kimono pours water into the hands of another geisha wearing an orange obi.
Geisha costumes are as costly as they are elaborate. Made largely from embroidered silk, the hikizuri, as geisha kimonos are known, can weigh as much as 44 pounds. Meanwhile, the obi, which keeps the garment together, is over 20 feet long and can be tied in different ways, depending on factors like age and where the geisha is from. Getting dressed in the morning is not something to be attempted on your own!