Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sakkou Kanzashi, redux.

I'm not going to post a picture of it again 'cause I don't want to bore you to death, but I have a request.

For those of you who may be familiar, this is my sakkou kanzashi. I got it back at the end of 2009 during one of my last trips to Kyoto. At the time, two maiko (that I am aware of) had worn it/were wearing it during their sakkou period. After that this kanzashi seemed to disappear and I figured it the design had just run its natural course and had been replaced by new designs, never to be seen again.

And then...out of the popped up again this month!

I would love it if you folks could help me compile a list of the maiko who have worn this kanzashi design for sakkou. So far, the ones I know of are:

Mamechiho (November 2009)
Tsuruha (January 2012)
Kikuyu (December 2009)  (click the picture to get a bigger, clearer view)
Fukusuzu (May 2012)

Maiko who may have worn it (I'm looking for good confirmation photos):
Toshihana (when was her erikae? I found a picture posted in 2007 but it may be older)
Ayakazu (May 2010)

There must have been more. The day I went to the shop and bought mine there was at least one other one on display, plus the one or two I knew of in use at the time, and obviously Tsuruha was able to get one three years later.

Any help is appreciated!