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For instance, a new maiko will wear red, while one who has nearly finished her apprenticeship will wear yellow.
Shoes and stockings became very important for men in the 1700’s, when the tailored coat and breeches came into fashion and the focus shifted to the lower body.
If you are wearing a very expensive kimono that hangs all the way to your feet, you do not want to get mud on it when you walk outside.
Okobo are made of one piece of solid wood forming the sole.
For special occasions, like a wedding, the wooden stilts were entirely covered with intricately decorated silver, or with small silver ornaments.The hight of Okobo shoes generally measures at 5 1/2 inches (14 cm), and the wood sole is carved hollow, giving them a very distinctive sound when one walks in them.