I was sitting in an Asian Civ class, and the current topic was Japan History. The professor showed a few pictures of Japanese women, around the Edo Period, who had these things in their hair. He says because they have these things in their hair, they are most likely prostetutes, because regular Japanese women would not have things in their hair. Anyone know what these things are? What they mean? Thanks. PM me with an asnwer too if you can. I'll check back on this thread.