Miyoko is my interpretation of a
senior maiko from modern Japan.
Miyoko is dressed for the Spring
season. She is wearing purple and
blue kanzashi, representing purple
wisteria and irises. She also has
golden butterfly ornaments in her
Her golden furisode kimono
features colorful butterflies, which
seem to capture the joy of Spring
in their dance. Under her furisode
kimono, Miyoko wears two
kimono, one of purple and one of
Miyoko's wine-colored brocade
obi is longer than she is tall. I used
traditional folding and tying to
secure her kimono and obi.
Miyoko wears a pair of black
lacquer okobo (sandals) and white
tabi (socks). I painted pink
blossoms on the okobo, and gave
them yellow straps (which signify
that Miyoko is a senior maiko).