How Do Kimono Worn by Geiko and Maiko Differ?Five Entertainment Quarters' Attire Exhibition in Kyoto
The special exhibition "Geiko-Maiko no Yosooi-ten," titled "Costumes, Items and Cultures of Geiko and Maiko" in English, introduces traditional crafts worn by Geiko and Maiko. It is being held at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts, Fureaikan, in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto. Items actually used in the five entertainment quarters of Kyoto are displayed, and the 258 items include ornamental hairpins, Japanese wooden clogs and kimono. Visitors looked carefully at the showpieces up close.
The museum and other sponsors planned this first-time exhibition to publicize Kyoto's traditional crafts through its world-famous Geiko and Maiko.
The exhibits include "Hana-kanzashi," or floral hairpins, depicting plum blossoms, cherry blossoms, Chinese Bellflowers, and other flowers, which are arranged by the month they are worn, and personalized fans used for summer greetings. In another section, visitors can compare the differences in kimono worn by Geiko and Maiko. In addition, panels explaining the history and annual events of the five entertainment quarters have been installed.
The exhibition will continue until September 30. There is no admission fee.(Translated by Mie Hiuzon, Psyche et l’Amour, Inc.)