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  • I said good-bye to the wareshinobu hairstyle I had worn for the last two and a half years and began to wear the ofuku style, the everyday style of the senior maiko.

    Geisha, A Life

  • I went to the hairdresser and had my hair done up in the wareshinobu style, the first hairstyle a maiko wears.

    Geisha, A Life

  • They all wore the same hairstyle — the wareshinobu of a young apprentice geisha — and looked to me as if they knew much more about Gion than either Pumpkin or I would ever know.

    Memoirs of a Geisha

  • I woke up at six o’clock in the morning, took a bath, and went to the hairdressers to have my hair done in the wareshinobu style.

    Geisha, A Life


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