Kimono Tutorial - Hairstyles Special by Hanami-Mai.deviantart.com on @deviantART - Differences between Chinese, Korean, and Japanese hairstyles - I often see them getting mixed up in artwork, costumes, etc., so I'm glad to see a resource like this.
Kanzashi are hair ornaments used in traditional Japanese hairstyles. Kanzashi were first used in Japan during the Jōmon period. During that time, a single thin rod or stick was considered to have mystical powers which could ward off evil spirits so people would wear them in their hair. Talented artist Sakae makes wonderful Kanzashi