Rangiku is the beautiful spreading chrysanthemum (the long blooming petals in disarray), a pattern used on kimono, which always gives a feeling of strength!

The actor Segawa Tomisabur˘ II playing the role of Yadorigi (wearing a rangiku-patterned kimono) in the drama "Hana Ayame Bunroku Soga", which was staged in the 5th lunar month of 1794 in Edo at the Miyakoza (print made by T˘shűsai Sharaku)

The actor Onoe Eizabur˘ V playing the role of a butterfly (flying amidst rangiku) in the dance "Makura Jid˘", which was staged in July 1892 at the Kabukiza (print made by Utagawa Kunisada III)

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