In Kyoto, a geiko (or geisha) is a woman highly skilled in Japanese traditional arts, while a maiko is an apprentice-in-training. Each geiko embodies centuries of music, dance and ritual. Informed by the geiko culture that arose in Edo Japan, Sarasa is a voyage through time and place. Its inspiration comes from printed works designed for the Japanese market in the 1880s. A field of leaves and flowers, it evokes the restrained beauty of the geiko or maiko — her attentive presence creating a space of quiet ceremony.