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 Post subject: Taka Shimada Accessories
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:23 am 
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Hello again!

I was looking at the back of the taka shimada hairstyle and I recognized two straps of what only look like metal bands. Would someone be so kind as to explain what that is and when/why it is put there? :?

Ookini ^^ :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Taka Shimada Accessories
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:18 pm 
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I assume you mean those on a Geiko like on Kikutsuru?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mboogiedown/641341487/

I forget the name, but they are her "Wings" meaning she is a Geiko whom has had her erikae within the past year. It's like leaving the upper lip unpainted on a freshly debuted maiko (One year). They are put there when the katsura is styled.

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 Post subject: Re: Taka Shimada Accessories
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:46 am 
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I that at first glance as Tako Shimada, which gave me a very different image :thathat:


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 Post subject: Re: Taka Shimada Accessories
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:29 pm 
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The metal "wings" are called nemaki: http://www.immortalgeisha.com/ig_bb/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=16608 The wings are cut about a year after one's erikae, so that only the metal band remains. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Taka Shimada Accessories
PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:18 pm 
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BikaBika wrote:
The metal "wings" are called nemaki: http://www.immortalgeisha.com/ig_bb/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=16608 The wings are cut about a year after one's erikae, so that only the metal band remains. :)


Nemaki! Ookini ^_^ I wasn't sure, and now I know. Thank you so much. :lovelove


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 Post subject: Re: Taka Shimada Accessories
PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:18 pm 
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Sakurako wrote:
I that at first glance as Tako Shimada, which gave me a very different image :thathat:


ahaha. :lol:
Thank you for that image.


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