Maiko Ayano wearing ginkgo and maple leaf kanzashi. The various tints of Autumn are seen on all kanzashi throughout this month. Though Japan has many trees, for the maiko kanzashi the Japanese maple with it's rich brilliant reds, and the sacred ginkgo are the most common shapes, just like the magnificent trees of Kyoto's temple gardens. The vibrance of these trees are illuminated at night for a fiery spectacle, a highlight of the autumn season.
While the lily of the valley in back yard have spread this year, still only one of them bloomed. Thankfully I now have this May kanzashi which will always have the little white flowers in bloom! One of my favorite flowers, find out how it;s fits in with my maiko kanzashi challenge over on the website!