Hey! I found this pretty cool video and I thought you might like it! I don’t know who the girls are and I am entirely unfamiliar with the dances they are doing.
Hi, thank you!!! ^^
This is maiko Momifuku and Ichino of Pontocho. They are dancing “Gion Kouta” and “Ume ni mo Haru”. The Gion Kouta in Pontocho’s version is always a pleasure to watch - such a complicated dance even though in other districts it is the most simple and overrated one.
Obidome - also called pocchiri, is a decorative clip worn on obi. In Hanamachi it is worn only by maiko. Obidome is the most expensive part of maiko’s outfit. It is made of real gold, silver, jewels, pearls, corals… and may cost thousands dollars. Each obidome is unique and most of them are antique pieces, kept in the okiya for years.