Hana (flower) kanzashi [Chrysanthemum/Medium size]
・Width: 17cm, Diameter: 8cm, Length: 14cm
*This hana (flower) kanzashi is hand-made. The actual product may slightly differ from the shown image.
*It is a fragile item.
Maiko’s hana (flower) kanzashi with history made in Gion, Kyoto
Hana (flower) kanzashi sold at kimono online shop are from the long-established shop which makes hana (flower) kanzashi for geisha in Kyoto since the Edo period. They make hana (flower) kanzashi which are used by real maiko.
Special features of this hana (flower) kanzashi
The flowers on this hana (flower) kanzashi are chrysanthemums. Maiko in Kyoto changes her hana (flower) kanzashi each month, to use the flower of the season as its motif. It is in October, autumn, when maiko in Kyoto puts on a chrysanthemum hana (flower) kanzashi.
Chrysanthemum…If “cherry blossoms” are the flower to represent spring in Japan,“chrysanthemums” represent autumn. Chrysanthemum is said to be the symbol of the Imperial Family in Japan. It is also regarded as the symbol of Japan itself.
Language of flowers…“Royalty”, “elegance” and “nobility. These words come from the elegant and gracious way a chrysanthemum flower looks.
Color…Many pink and red chrysanthemums stand out in the green color of the leaves. The dripping charms with bells would sway and makes a wearer look feminine☺
Matching a hana (flower) kanzashi with clothes
Tsumami zaiku hana (flower) kanzashi is supposed to match Japanese clothes (kimono and such), but it also goes great with Western clothes. This tsumami zaiku hana (flower) kanzashi is too cute to use only when wearing kimono.
This hana (flower) kanzashi makes a statement although it is not too big; why not use it with a dress, and not only with kimono?
Do enjoy your hana (flower) kanzashi, the tradition of Kyoto, along with your arranged hairdo!!