Several years ago my friend, Ken Nishikawa (you can see his Youtube channel here), and I shot a commercial for an anniversary for the Fiat 500cc.
This is the making of that commercial:
Here are some of the stills from that commercial... This is the process that most people never see: The making of a "Geisha."
All photos by Ayumi Maeno. Thanks to Matsuchiyo and Koichi for the costume and dressing. (Who is Matsuchiyo? Watch this....) As I recall, the entire make up and dressing for the "Geisha" took about 4.5 hours.
This is like a religious experience..... Enjoy!