Geiko Ayano of Pontocho getting ready with her katsura. The silver thing with the wings means that she still dependent of her okiya, Yamaguchi okiya in her case. When a geiko is jimae (independent) she wear only a silver circle without wings.
djburgerempress said: When
you say “silver thing with wings” do you mean the large, thick silver
thing underneath the red hairpin or the wirey one on the top of the