Koibumi (恋文) means "love letter" in Japanese. This ear pierce design refers to the shape of love letters during Edo period. The love letters where folded into a triangular knot, that also is used when fixing omikuji fortune slips to tree branches at Japanese temples. The koibumi is a classic symbol used for kanzashi hair decoration of Kabuki players and Geishas.
Kanzashi is the term for the splendid and often colorful decoration for the hair popular amongst Japanese when wearing Kimono. The Miura family has been making kanzashi for Kabuki artists and Geishas since four generations. After graduation at a design school Takashi Miura decided to take over the family business from his father into the fourth generation. He not only continues production of traditional kanzashi for Kabuki artists and Geishas but also creates modern creations that better suit contemporary life.