This is from a maiko henshin studio, but it could be a previous year's real maiko kanzashi (I don't know, but I assume that because there are so many, some might end up with the henshin studios) I love the spirals
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.
"An unusual morif of iridescent butterflies with red spots for junior maiko and purple spots for senior maiko was the Gion matsuri motif for 2012"
unior maiko from Kyoto keep their hair styled in wareshinobu hairstyle for the Gion Festival but decorate it with elaborate silver crowns and special flowers-and-fans kanzashi. The design is changed every year!
A maiko during the Setsubun holiday
July 2015: Junior maiko Komako of Gion Higashi with special Gion Festival kanzashi by ta_ta999 - blog
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geisha-kai: “ July 2015: maiko Komako and Hinayuu of Gion Higashi by ta_ta999 - blog ” notice how they have switched up the Gion Matsuri kanzashi. The dragonfly kanzashi was 2015, but the sensu kanzashi was a previous year