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 Tomisaburô 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 Tôshûsai Sharaku)

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

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