Maiko no Hanafusa Okiya
Senior Maiko Kikutsuru is my ohumble oneesan
Before i became Kikune, my name was Kokoro. I was born in the town of Kamakura and lived a short distance from the beach where my father sold soba, corn on a stick and cold drinks to tourists. I often would walk up to the Daibutsu and enter into the great statue by way of descending stairs. One day as I was looking out of the stomach peep hole of the Daibutsu I saw a geisha praying and leave an offering. I suddenly realized the meaning of obasans story. I had spend much of my life inside of a shell afraid and looking out at the world. I decided then that I waned to seek an okiya and train to be geisha. I would embrace simplicity, put others first and desire little. I would become a rare flower floating on the river to be a pleasure to all that met me along my journey.