White okuchi are often used for male roles
such as young gods or noblemen, while female roles
that require okuchi often use colored ones,
especially red ones.
Hangire are very similar to okuchi in design, but unlike okuchi, which are woven into very stiff fabric, they have brocade on both front and back with intricate designs and mostly used for male roles such as deities, demons, goblins, and the ghosts of warriors.