“She paints her face to hide her face, her eyes a deep water; it is not for Geisha to want, it is not for Geisha to feel; Geisha is an artist of the floating world. She dances. She sings. She entertains you - whatever you want. The rest is shadows, the rest is secret.” - Memoirs Of A Geisha.
Besides being a traditional costume, I’m reminded of the film adaptation walking through the Inari gates. Have you seen it? Go watch it if you haven’t, good movie. 😬