Q I am looking for 3 authentic Geisha wigs. I need them by Monday 24 I live in Cape town?
A They’re out there. I see them every so often on eBay, or you can get brand new ones from this online Japanese store called Outlet Wig: http://www.outlet-wig.jp/
However, expect to pay a LOT for each wig. They tend to go for several hundred dollars (USD) on eBay, and the cheapest wareshinobu-style wig on Outlet Wig is 33,000 yen. You’re going to pay an arm and a leg for express shipping too, especially since you need them by Monday.
The following collection of references should prove entertaining, informative, and (I hope) helpful.
In New York City or in Kyoto, Japan, an authentic Geisha or Maiko always has a special Geisha Wig to complete their look. If you want to be a Geisha in New York this Halloween or just for a party, you can find Geisha Wigs, Geisha Kimonos, …
Publication date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 20:56:15 -0700
A Maiko will not wear a wig unless it’s for a special occasion in which her hair isn’t made into the traditional “over ear” style like a festival where they preform plays. But don’t take real hair as being a clear sign of a real Maiko, …
Publication date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:34:48 -0800
The other option is the faster one: wear a wig. Don’t worry even modern day authentic geisha wear wigs to make preparation a bit easier for them. Next thing you have to worry about is your makeup. Geisha use a wax-like …
Publication date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 03:09:04 -0700
For example, Maiko style their own natural hair, while Geiko wear wigs. We could … Authentic Geiko/Geisha are a rare sight even for Japanese people, so the fact that we got to see them in person is simply amazing. We were …
Publication date: Wed, 04 Jun 2014 08:59:42 -0700
I’ve been posting way too much, I promise this will be last for a while! But I just had to share this one! When I saw the movie I had a ‘really, that’s whose playing Bulma’ moment and I’ll admit I’ve never been convinced! This picture changes that, why didn’t she look like this? She’s the perfect Bulma, why have I not seen this before? Now all that’s needed is a real life vegeta and my life will be compete!
Publication date: 05/21/2013 13:30
An in-depth look at the portrayal of Asian characters by non-Asian actors in classical Hollywood film.
In the “classical” Hollywood studio era of the 1930s to the 1960s, many iconic Asian roles were filled by non-Asian actors and some—like Fu Manchu or Charlie Chan—are still familiar today. In Hollywood Goes Oriental: CaucAsian Performance in American Film, Karla Rae Fuller tracks specific cosmetic devices, physical gestures, dramatic cues, and narrative conventions to argue that representations of Oriental identity by Caucasian actors in the studio era offer an archetypal standard. Through this standard, Fuller shed light on the artificial foundations of Hollywood’s depictions of race and larger issues of ethnicity and performance. …
Let me share a personal Halloween example: A few years ago a white-identified friend of mine dressed up like a “Geisha” for Halloween. She had the outfit, make-up, wig, and even the walk, down to a tee. I’ll have to admit, …
Publication date: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 11:39:34 -0700
The style of makeup that most people do for Halloween is more suited to maiko than geisha (geisha makeup was more subtle) so it would actually be somewhat more authentic *not* to have a wig, in the case of the average …
Publication date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 09:51:00 -0700
If I win it, I’m one step closer to getting my outfit going. Next step, an authentic geisha-style wig! I can always trade out the kimono for a legit one later if I can find one that fits, but the wig needs to be a real one in order to look …
Publication date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 19:51:00 -0800
2) Learn the parts of an authentic maiko or geisha costume. While the basic elements of maiko and geisha … Unlike maiko, who style their own hair, geisha typically wear wigs. Black can be a popular color for geisha kimono, …
Publication date: Fri, 09 Sep 2011 00:10:00 -0700
A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel tells with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan’s most celebrated geisha. Speaking to us with the wisdom of age and in a voice at once haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri tells the story of her life as a geisha. It begins in a poor fishing village in 1929, when, as a nine-year-old girl with unusual blue-gray eyes, she is taken from her home and sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. We witness her transformation as she learns the rigorous arts of the geisha: dance and music; wearing kimono, elaborate makeup, and hair; pouring sake to reveal just a touch of inner wrist; competing with a jealous rival for men’s solicitude and the money that goes with it. In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl’s virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as illusion. It is a unique and triumphant work of fiction—at once romantic, erotic, suspenseful—and completely unforgettable. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Adult Caribbean Pirate Wig. $12.99. Arghh! The Caribbean Pirate wig for adults is the perfect addition to any authentic pirate costume. Add a prop sword and a full fledged pirate costume which are also sold here and make your ensembl… [Read more]. Store: Costume and Party SuperCenter · Kid’s Multicolored Clown ….. Bring honor to your family once you’ve slipped on this Geisha Wig. It’s an easy way to look prim and proper so you can glow with pride. [Read more].
Publication date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:18:27 -0700
Next I found some authentic Japanese robes. I know I had white grease paint and a white long haired wig. Could I transform the white wig into a geisha‘s headpiece? Well, we all know what the answer is to that question.
Publication date: Sun, 01 Nov 2009 18:04:00 -0800
My fun money is currently going into both the “Authentic Geisha Wig” and “Darth Maul Lightsaber” saving funds (costume geeks unite!) so rather than keep these deals to myself, allow me to tempt you and live vicariously …
Publication date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 19:54:00 -0700
The junior look is probably going to be the easiest to emulate even without buying authentic maiko kanzashi, and there are plenty of instructions out there for styling your hair or a wig in the wareshinobu style (unfortunately, …
Publication date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 01:35:00 -0700
As Geo lenses are frequently faked, i.e lenses which look identical and are sold under the implication they’re real Geo lenses but are actually incredibly damaging to the eyes, all vials since around 2008 have included this little authenticity sticker. You simply have to scratch off the silver and enter the code underneath …. at 6:52 pm · · Reply →. ฅ(⌯͒•̩̩̩́ ˑ̫ •̩̩̩̀⌯͒)ฅ Thank you so much!!! I wish it were my real hair hehe, it’s a wig called caramel by geisha wigs ^-^ …
Publication date: Fri, 16 May 2014 15:07:51 -0700
The author, an American anthropologist, describes her experiences during the year she spent as a Japanese geisha, and looks at the role of women, and geishas, in modern Japan.
In this classic best seller, Liza Dalby, the first non-Japanese ever to have trained as a geisha, offers an insider’s look at the exclusive world of female companions to the Japanese male elite. A new preface examines how geisha have been profoundly affected by the changes of the past quarter century yet—especially in Kyoto—have managed to take advantage of modern developments to maintain their social position with flair.
Once outside, however, we turned our share of heads as we strutted and hobbled along the street to the shrine, especially Marie, born in Cambodia, who really looked authentic. I may have been blond under the wig, but I still …
Publication date: Tue, 05 Nov 2013 10:42:15 -0800
That’s why in Japan I became intrigued by the idea of dressing up as a Geisha, or more specifically a “Maiko,” an apprentice Geisha, or “Geiko” as they are called in Kyoto. I visited an authentic Maiko house, through a special …
Publication date: Tue, 03 Apr 2012 21:00:00 -0700
If you’re considering dressing yourself or your little girl up in a Geisha costume this Halloween, make sure you have all the right elements needed to look as authentic as possible. Of course, it goes without saying that a colorful …
Publication date: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 07:24:47 -0700
A gorgeous Asian print is comprised of sparkling gold embellishments. This costume comes with an authentic looking Geisha girl black wig that really makes this costume sing. The wig styles very from wig-to-wig. It also comes …
Publication date: Wed, 09 Nov 2011 22:53:00 -0800
Looking back to the last years of the nineteenth century, veteran producer-director Joseph L. Anderson draws upon a monumental body of research gleaned from libraries and archives in seven countries to introduce the Japanese theatrical impresario Kawakami Otojiro. In 1899, Kawakami, his wife — the inspired dancer and actress Sadayakko — and his troupe went on epochal performance tours of the U.S. and Europe, introducing audiences to new forms of dramatic art and dance previously unseen in the West. Possessed of boundless energy and limitless imagination, Kawakami was a pioneer who quite literally viewed the world as his stage. In the closing decade of an all-too-brief life, Kawakami introduced major reforms of Japanese performance and the theatre business. Scholarly, witty, and filled with fascinating insights into the culture and conventions of “fin de siecle” America, Europe, and Japan, “Enter a Samurai” opens a door into a little-known, yet vitally important era of modern theatrical history. About the Author Joseph L. Anderson has been enjoying Japanese and American plays and films for over seven decades. During the 1950s and 1960s he wrote for and was an editorial board member on many little film magazines. Later, as professor of film in the Ohio University College of Fine Arts and adjunct in its Comparative Arts doctoral program in the early 1960s, he pioneered university-level studies of Japanese cinema. He has a BA in history from Antioch College and an MA from Ohio State University, and he was a language student at ICU, Tokyo. Anderson is the principal coauthor of “The Japanese Film: Art and Industry” (in print for fifty years). Anderson was chief advisor for the Tokyo Broadcasting System academic program in Japanese Broadcasting, Media, and Culture and taught at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. He has been an assistant director and dialogue coach on American feature films shot in Japan as well as a director of documentary films, a “Variety” stringer, and a writer of subtitles for Japanese films. In Hollywood and at WGBH Boston, he developed computer-generated subtitles for feature motion pictures (the technique in use today). During his career, he directed two independent American feature films, was an outside producer for ABC and CBS news specials, director of special projects at the American] Art Theatre Guild, Mid-West producer for the Candid Camera Company, a puppeteer, a neophyte comedian in burlesque, an actor in lesser touring companies, director of a children’s theatre, and an English language “benshi” (live narrator of Japanese silent films). In his teens he was a professional scenic artist, stage carpenter, and minor actor with several Equity summer stock theatres. Anderson is now a retired vice president of WGBH Boston, the organization that for several decades has produced more than a fourth of the television programs seen nationwide on PBS. In 1989, he received the Japan Prize (Nihonsho) for WGBH and was a Japan Foundation senior fellow in 1975.
An authentic geisha experience is exclusive, no dream holiday or wallet size will gain you access to the Ichiriki Ochaya, for example. While a tourist geisha experience is now an option, the thought of paying a premium to eat …
Publication date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:25:44 -0800
It is difficult to spot a real geisha, even in the hanamachi (geisha areas) of Tokyo and Kyoto. They are notoriously shy, and their community is shrinking as their services become misaligned with the interests of the modern world. Geisha style. However … Bear in mind that the more you pay, the more choice and precision may go into your dress-up experience, since the costumes are detailed, with patterns and material aligned to the seasons, and traditional wigs are woven into the hair.
Publication date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 18:49:00 -0700
If it had gotten the true Hollywood treatment, the leads would have been Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Garner with black wigs on, prounouncing all of their “L’s” as “R’s.” …. Re: Authenticity? 01/02. Believe it or not, I’m not looking for articles/reviews about this film. They just seem to find me. Here’s one from Kimberly Chun from the SF Bay Guardian: Race is the place. Memoirs of a Geisha does more than just offend its Asian American viewers – it rhapsodizes the …
Publication date: Sat, 10 Dec 2005 00:00:00 -0800
This is part 4B of my series on dressing as a geisha or maiko for Halloween (or any other costume-y occasion) and will wrap up the bit of the series dealing with substitutes for authentic items. You may also be interested in reading … In some ways looking for a wig substitute for a maiko might wind up making you more authentic, since you can get a friend to help style your natural hair just like a real maiko instead of using a wig. You should be aware that wigs like this …
Publication date: Tue, 04 Oct 2011 03:09:00 -0700
My hopes quickly turned to fears when I heard that the main actresses would not be Japanese, and that it would be shot in English, which seemed to be the first stabs at any hope for authenticity. The previews for the movie, mysterious and captivating as they were, boasted more … When their hair is up, it is not in the style of the geisha, who wear wigs, or maiko, who wear it in a very different fashion. When they show the girls putting on their make-up, they have their hair …
Publication date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 22:35:00 -0800
With over 70 global case studies and vignettes, this textbook covers all the key marketing principles applied to tourism and hospitality, showing how these concepts work in practice and demonstrating the diverse range of tourism and hospitality products on offer. Chapters are packed with pedagogical features that will help readers consolidate their learning, including: – Chapter objectives – Key terms – Discussion questions and exercises – Links to useful websites – Profiles of successful individuals and organizations Tourism and Hospitality Marketing is accompanied by a website that offers lecturers answers to the discussion questions and exercises in the book, case study questions, a test bank, PowerPoint slides and a list of additional teaching resources.
PubSome varied references to information and ideas on Geisha costumes — not all of which are necessarily white, incidentally. … She had the outfit, make-up, wig, and even the walk, down to a tee. I’ll have to admit, … … And if you’d rather play spot the geisha, then here’s how: Maikos (and dressed-up tourists) have red-lined collars on their kimonos, and a distinctive dovetail design to the white paint on their backs, whereas authentic geishas have white collars …lication date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:47:54 -0700
GEISHA SNEAKS OUT on NEW YEARS DAY to MEET UP WITH HER SAMURAI BOYFRIEND in OLD JAPAN. View all sizes · View slideshow. ◣ ….. I believe the chonmage (top knot) is itself a studio prop…just a wig. The swords, too, just a prop, and the man is not at all a samurai (but maybe a studio assistant or relative of the photographer). On the other hand, I would think the girl in the photo is a real Geisha hired as a model. No doubt, they did many other photo …
Publication date: Wed, 03 Jun 2009 12:30:24 -0700
More expensive packages include bonuses like half-wigs integrated with your own hair, pricier kimono or kimonos which have actually been worn by geisha, or the chance to leave the building to take pictures in the tiny courtyard. … (Side note: the English paperwork specified that men were welcome to dress as maiko, including wig and full makeup; however, they were not permitted to purchase the walk-about-Kyoto package “to protect the image of real Maiko.
Publication date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012 14:00:00 -0800
… or the Door on Zen Garden. Combine these with the Japanese Traditional Wallpaper and Tatami Floor or even some Sakura Lanterns for an authentic feel. … style, it’s time to dress the part! It is unclear whether Lily has been travelling Japan recently, or had a visit from some Japanese merchants, but she sure has plenty of amazing outfits to have you looking your best in the Clothes Store, plus some new wigs! … Anime Girl Wig (Hair Stylist), Geisha Wig (Hair Stylist) …
Publication date: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 05:19:00 -0700
Let Historical Wig Styling be your guide to creating beautiful, historically accurate hairstyles for your productions and events. Chapters begin with artwork of historic figures that influenced the look of each period. Detailed step-by-step instructions explain how to create their iconic hairstyles, illustrated by photographs showing the finished look from every angle. This volume covers hairstyles from the Victorian era through the contemporary styles of today. Learn how to create hairstyles worn by -Victorian men and women -Gibson Girls -1920s Flappers -1940s Pinup girls -1960s ladies -Geishas -and so many more! You’ll also learn about the necessary supplies and styling products needed to create the perfect coif, tips for proper wig handling, and basic styling techniques useful when working with wigs or real hair. Give your production the look of authenticity with tips from this gorgeous wig styling guide!
This line, containing lip pencil, eye kohl and white face powder was for those who where wanting the look of a “modern” geisha (which of course was much easier to apply than the real thing!). Even though the modern rendition of the geisha style and make-up looked cool, so to say, … For formal occasions and dances though, she will wear a katsura (wig) and the make-up. Geisha over 30 normally only wearthe heavier make-up when they are wearing katsura for a …
Publication date: Sat, 03 Jul 2010 16:53:49 -0700
In “Meet Japan’s first Western geisha,” Abigail Haworth interviewed Sayuki. Haworth reveals that Sayuki has acquired silk and … She wears geisha kimonos, black wigs, make-up and shoes that are similar to other Japanese geisha. She lives in an “Okiyo, or geisha houses,” with … The images of Sayuki’s in her geisha kimonos are similar to images of authentic yukatas worn by women during the Edo Period in Japan. Work Cited. Haworth, Abigail. “Meet Japan’s first …
Publication date: Sun, 05 Feb 2012 15:09:34 -0800
Harajuku Style: A Crash Course
audfaced Uploaded on 1 May 2010
I did as much research as I could – this is my video talking about some trends within the Harajuku style and a little history about the origination and the traditions of Harajuku style. I know that ever since the “Harajuku Lovers” scene and all the products came out, there have been some bitter feelings about how Harajuku fashion was around way before it came to mainstream products in the states. I know that the “American version” of Harajuku is not that similar to the original Japanese style, so this was my attempt to try and educate just the surface level of Harajuku style in respects to the origination of the fashion.
This is a continuation of a makeup tutorial I created. However, the makeup is a recreation of a look the HARAJUKU GIRLS wore (Stefani’s). Confusing, huh?
Either way, I hope you learn something and that you enjoy this video and please watch the tutorial if you think you might be interested:
Doll Faced Makeup Tutorial by Audfaced:
In this video I used footage of the bullet train … yes, that is footage taken by me, back in 2008. There are also pictures of when I got the amazing opportunity to dress as a Geisha by an agency in Japan. It was in this really rural area somewhere near Kyoto. Sometimes I forget how authentic and rare the experience was. I even got to wear the high shoes! There was this really steep stairwell I had to go down in those shoes. And they put wigs on us, so that is not my real hair. But I did choose the clothes and the hair decoration 🙂 They drew new eyebrows on me! But I didn’t like smiling cause yeah the white paint makes your teeth look so freakishly yellow. 😛
All pictures & video in this were taken by me.
Music for intro: Strong Baby by Seung Ri (Big Bang)
(They’re a Korean band, but they got famous in Japan too!)
Music for closing: Harajuku Girls by Gwen Stefani
Did you Know? Some say that Harajuku fashion was originally a mix of traditional Japanese style with a twist of western style. This may or may not be true, but perhaps this explains why many Harajuku styles have white-painted faces, derived from the face of a Geisha?
More links to other videos made by other people:
Slideshow of “Ganguro” makeup pictures by KickAzzTsunade:
Lolita Makeup Tutorial by angeliclailah:
Lolita slideshow by MiuHarajuku:
Slideshow of pictures of Harajuku fashion on Jingu Bridge by kiki9chan:
How to dress Decora by MiuHarajuku:
How to dress Decora by 1989kanon:
Gothic and Lolita pictures (people & cartoon) by HelbaRion:
Cosplay on Harajuku Bridge by airfrance:
Harajuku fashion slideshow by irmash:
Harajuku Footage Montage by zeddy1976
WikiHow’s How-To On Dressing Harajuku:
PS – …. I think my footage of the train is the bullet train and not the actual thingy you ride to get to Harajuku station. o___o Not. sure. Whoopsies.
== MY OTHER LINKS
Stop by and visit me! 🙂
MY ART BLOG
Thank You for Watching!
Halloween Japanese Geisha Authentic Rubber Wig#11!
This wig can be used for costumes, cosplays and other means to which you would like to use!! It is made out of quality vinyl, making it able to last many uses!…
Halloween Japanese Geisha Authentic Deluxe Wig#3!
Whether it’s for Halloween, or for a production, this Geisha wig gives the life like affect of the geisha! This wig is made with high quality materials, being sure to last a long time, through many Halloweens and through many plays and productions you need to put it through, without dropping a stray hair!…
Kids Girls Asian Oriental Princess Dancer Geisha Lady Outfit Costume & Dress Up (6-8 years, Pink)
Does your little girl is noted for displaying charm, grace and poise of a young noble lady? Is she diplomatic on the playground? Is she serious about her obligations, even if we’re speaking about putting her clothes and toys in order or returning books to the library? Well, your little gal sounds like a princess with serious flare. Choose for her this stylish Asian princess costume that will trans…
Geisha Japan Girl Costume Wig Matte/Glossy Poster A2 (17×24 inches) | Wellcoda
Posters are made from highest quality eco-friendly ink and are printed in the UK. Available in Matt and Gloss paper types. Sizes vary from A0 to A4:A4: 11.7×8.3 in | 297×210 mm A3: 16.5×11.7 in | 420×297 mm A2: 23.4×16.5 in | 594×420 mmA1: 33.1×23.4 in | 841×594 mmA0: 46.8×33.1 in | 1189×841 mmPosters are unframed, wrapped in plastic bags, shipped in triangle carton triangle tubes.We are here to s…
Japanese Geisha Authentic Rubber Wig#11
Welcome to our Japanese Traditional Wig Collection!! Japanese style wigs have been especially created to be fun and inexpensive. Made of natural latex wigs resemble traditional Japanese hairstyles from the feudal Edo period….