The transformation in becoming a Geisha is paralleled to the metamorphosis of a butterfly. Side by side they go in a similar direction – development, growth and adulthood. The sleeves of the Japanese kimono (Furisode) represent intrigue, mystery and feminine empowerment. Its rhythm, structure and pattern are compared to brightly-colored fluttering butterfly wings.
Alma Luz Castro
Alma received an award from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in 2007. She is a Philadelphia Folklore Artist, certified Taro Origami Artist, and a Masters in Miniature Dolls and Costuming. Her works have appeared in various publications for dolls and miniatures.