The kanzashi for July is worn for a special event (Gion Matsuri). Every year the design changes, using cool motifs such as uchiwa and sensu, butterflies and flowers. Although the design for senior and junior maiko, the colors are different. The junior maiko's colors are 'bold' and the senior maiko's colors are 'pale.' This design (above) is for a senior maiko. [Translation from this site] Notice how the metal sakura taper towards the end, becoming smaller.