The colourful flower hairpins that decorate the hair of maiko (apprentice geisha) are known as hana kanzashi. These flower ornaments change monthly to express the season. Umechiho wears a kanzashi of plum blossom flowers for February.
Maiko usually wear these long, dangling chains of silk petals in their first year
First year maiko (apprentice geisha) leave their upper lip unpainted.