May 2016: maiko Tomitae of Gion Higashi with final maiko hairstyle - sakkou Sakkou is often worn with red-and-gold collar, crane kanzashi and… ohaguro! Ohaguro is a custom from old Japan. Noble ladies blackened her teeth which was in fashion back then. Nowadays, maiko tend to blacken their teeth with a thick paste during the sakkou period. Tomitae is going to become a geiko next Friday!