Hana (flower) kanzashi [Plum/Medium size] Details
・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.
Real hana (flower) kanzashi sold at Kimono online shop
Hana (flower) kanzashi we have at Kimono online shop are the products of “Kintakedo”, the long-established store in Kyoto since the Edo period. Each kanzashi is hand-made with the utmost care. They make not only general kanzashi, but it is the only store in Kyoto which also makes kanzashi used by maiko/geisha since the Edo period to modern times.
Special features of this hana (flower) kanzashi
The flowers on this hana (flower) kanzashi are created with plum as its motif. Hana (flower) kanzashi which decorates maiko’s hair in Kyoto changes each month, reflecting the change of the seasons. Plum flowers decorate maiko’s hairstyle gorgeously in February.
Plum flower…It is regarded as the best plant in the world of flowers in Japan. The patience to endure severe winter and the fact it blooms and bears fruits before spring arrives are the message of this kanzashi. It is also famous as the flower loved by Michizane Sugawara, the scholar of the Edo period.
Language of flowers…“Purity”, “fidelity” and “patience”. Also, white plum flowers signify “dignity”.
Colors…Red and white flowers are gathered beautifully in a great balance. The combination of white and red is called “kohaku (literally translates to “red and white”)”, regarded as auspicious and traditionally used for celebrations. This hana (flower) kanzashi is the combination of auspicious colors and plum flowers which are regarded as the best flower in the world of flowers; very lucky☺