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I have replaced the picture seen beside in this article. This is because of the following reasons:
- They are not geisha or maiko. This picture features "henshin maiko" or "fake maiko". They are ordinary women merely dressed in maiko costumes. While the difference is not great, it exists, and to trained eye, subtle signs in make-up, demeanour, dress, accessories and the overall picture hint clearly that these women are not real maiko. This picture should not be used to illustrate maiko and definitely not geiko.
- These are not "traditional" kimono. This picture features (inauthentic) maiko outfits. They are not "traditional" Japanese kimono or even "traditional" furisode. Maiko furisode are tailored in a special way with tucks that do not exist in furisode used normally. They are also worn very differently. It should also be noted that the "traditional" kimono and the "traditional" way to wear it is relatively new and has changed a lot during the last 200 years. This picture should not be used to illustrate kimono, furisode, or Japanese traditional wear.
I am sorry if I have caused any trouble trying to make a caption in a language I do not understand. For further questions and/or complaints, please feel free to discuss at fi:Keskustelu Käyttäjästä:Pitke. -- Pitke 16. maaliskuuta 2009 kello 13.56 (EET)
- Even if these ladies are not real geisha or maiko, they still dress kimono (Japanese dress) and look like geisha or maiko.
- It doesn't matter where kimono is ”traditional” or not. The picture just illustrates how kimono looks like. Japanese ”traditional” clothes have always been changing through centuries. Thus being ”traditional” doesn't mean to be ”unchangeable” or ”the truest”. The article is about Japanese clothes in general, not only about fusidode--Alex K 18:55, 25 грудня 2009 (UTC)