・Material: Silver (Silver 950)
・Width (maximum): 1.9cm
・Width (minimum): 0.4cm
・All handmade by professional artisan
・Made in Kyoto, Japan
*This Silver kanzashi is hand-made. The actual product may slightly differ from the shown image.
・ It suits for not only dressed in Kimono but also in Western styles
・ Displaying it in a frame is also recommendable.
・We better to wife fingerprints and dust off often for conservation.
・Please don’t hold the ornamental part of Kanzashi.
・Please use this Kanzashi as a decoration, after dressing your hair by a hair band or hairpin.
Who is a fashion leader during the Edo period?
Who do you think had been leaded the fashion in the Edo period?
The answer is Kabuki actors.
Kabuki had been widely popular as a entertainment among common people, and popular actors are like a superstar for them. The pattern of Stage costumes popular kabuki actors were wearing attracted public attention soon. Patrons competed with each other in imitating those patterns, and those become widely known to the public.
Why don’t you wear this kanzashi, and think of a superstar in the Edo period?
Kabuki pattern: Yoki koto kiku
This kanzashi is designed with a motif of the kimono pattern called “yoki koto kiku”.
This pattern became very popular after a famous Kabuki actor ;Onoe Kikugoro Ⅲ wore it on his stage. This kanzashi is composed of three kind of shapes.
Yoki (axe)…Since ancient times, edged tools have been considered to cut a evil and clear a happiness. Even now edged tools containing a axe are greatest articles that are presented to the Imperial royal family.
Koto(Japanese harp)…Koto is one of the typical music instruments of Japan,which has been loved for a long time. Beautiful sound of koto has soothed the soul of people and has encouraged them calmly in all period.
Kiku(chrysanthemum)…Chrysanthemum is the national flower and the symbol of the Imperial Family in Japan. It has three flower language; “Royalty”, “elegance” and “nobility.
“Yokikotokiku” has a meaning of ‘To hear something good’ in Japanese.
The Chrysanthemum motif was preferably used by common people in Edo as an auspicious omen motif, because it was a good and positive meaning.
It looks like simple chrysanthemum kanzashi from a distance. However, if you look carefully, you will find a axe and a Japanese harp on the chrysanthemum.
This fine work is created by unique senses and skills of “Atelier hana e”. The silver kanzashi’s brilliance made by hand is very beautiful.