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This is the continuation from previous series("oiran").
Please pay attentionto her foot, she takes a pair of Japanese wooden clogs("geta" in Japanese, but very high as usual ones). Oiran lady usually takeas this style special clogs, so the way to walk is also unique. When the legs slide to front to rear, the each leg move to outside with taking big arc. If not, this clog is very difficult to wear and walk.

And several friends who give the comments to me have misunderstanding the difference between "geisha" and "oiran". The apperanace is a little similar, so that misunderstanding is reasoneble. "Gisha" is basically the entertainer who play the instuments, sing and dance. But "oiran" is top class prostitute, some oiran girls could play the insturuments, but the main function was prostitution. Just for your reference, as for the face make-up, oiran's one is closer "kabuki's one" than "geisha"s one.

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