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Sakkou kanzashi of maiko Fukue san (SOURCE - Kawayoshi ochaya FB)
For sakkou, special and the very last hairstyle of Kyoto maiko, kanzashi is worn as a symbol of good luck and wealth. Sakkou kanzashi is often a personal choice of a maiko, but it can be only in a certain style. Usually it’s gold, silver or green; shaped in pine needles with cranes, turtles or a treasure boat. I’ve seen also a silver chrysanthemum kanzashi! But the most popular designs are cranes.
Fukue’s choice was quite unusual but very trendy that year - she added a golden crest of her okiya under a silver crane. Her obi worn during sakkou stage was also patterned in her okiya’s crests. She must be really devoted to her maternal house!