Friday, May 28, 2010


If you are into manga or J-Pop culture you may find this news from Mainichi interesting, a new group of six "miko" (shrine maiden) called 'Konohanasakuya' has announced its debut in Tokyo. The members, who are TV personalities and models, clad in traditional red-and-white miko costumes and the group is the first of its kind to make a debut in the show business world in Japan.

Konohanasakuya-hime, in Japanaese mythology, is the blossom prince and symbol of delicate earthly life, She is the daughter of the mountain god Ohoyamatsumi, she is often considered an avatar of Japanese life especially since her symbol is the sakura. I also found that the name of 'Konohanasakuya' is also used for a manga.

(Konohanasakuya group)

(Pictures courtesy of Mainichi News)

When I saw their pictures, the first thing that crossed my mind was Kikyo! Yes they look like Kikyo from InuYasha :)

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