Maiko or Geisha putting on face make-up in Kyoto

There is a new, fuller and higher quality version of this film now up, in four parts under the title ‘Maiko or geisha making up’.

JAPAN THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS by Alan Macfarlane explores the mysterious context to this film. It can be found at:

The film was made by Windfall Films. Please see under ‘Global History’ for details and other films.

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Hana-Umi Productions says:

I wonder who this Maiko is.

SpellboundTonight says:

She looks so humble, and serene

sofi Wette says:

She is a maiko I think. That's because you can see that it's her own hair not a wig. Maikos use their own hair and geikos use wigs. But judging by the way she applies her makeup, she is older maiko.

N nixon N rules says:

absolutely beautiful

Moon Princess says:

Who came here because of "Memoirs of a Geisha"?
Anyone? Just me?

Okay… 🙁

figursk8r4evr says:

When you're pale af so you gotta put on that extra sunscreen

Boo Sweets says:

What I find attractive is when they apply the White makeup on them especially the back of their neck. Not only that but creating their smaller red lip too. Geishas Art is truly beautiful and graceful.

Rose Stone says:

I want that eyeliner! It looked amazing. So jealous.

Ebeny says:

She is so beautiful, her eye shape in particular is gorgeous.

Amanda Fahey says:

respect the Geisha. very admirable.

Sara Totaro says:


Moee says:

They chose the absolutely worst camera guy they could find. Stop zooming in so close so we can actually see!

marie-elena Waldrip says:

As a professional MUA, I can honestly say this is the best Geisha makeup tutorial on you tube- I would add a few more touches but her technique is absolutely flawless!

Samus Kerrigan says:

lol the teeth

Pearl Anderson says:

ASMR- geisha edition

Michele Maynard says:

The eye makeup doesn't seem completely done

Aeon says:

wow i remember watching this video 11 years ago

oh yeah says:

Okay, I'm gonna try to say this the nicest way possible I do not think they are very beautiful. I mean the way they act do, it's just the way they look is not beautiful in my opinion they look a bit creepy. I'm sorry if I offend any of you in any way

Destiny Boykin says:

They invented baking and conturing

Makoto Rocha says:

Her name is Kimiryo. This was the very first film I saw on geisha making up. Thanks for sharing.

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