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When you say ‘geisha’, most people picture exquisite kimonos, striking makeup, impractical platform shoes, and elaborate hairstyles. In fact, the image of the perfectly costumed geisha is so strong that it’s difficult to imagine these women any other way. Many folks would probably assume that geishas dress and present themselves in this very stylized and traditional way at all times. But, as it turns out, this assumption is wrong.