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Miko Wikipe-tan
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Published: September 17, 2007
It's a miko version of Wikipe-tan. Miko are women who serve gods and goddesses of Shinto.

Although this is a bytalk, one of my second cousins was the professional miko in Ise Shrine. She sometimes wore miko's clothes like this picture, and was participating in some ceremonies of Shinto, until she resigned from her job for marriage.

...By the way, do you know why miko wear the peculiar costume like this? The reason is that miko's one of the main works is dedicating their dances to gods of Shinto. The usual traditional costumes, like kimono, will be obstructive for their dances if they wear them.
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Wikipe-Tan: A miko is a Shinto term in Japan, indicating a shrine (jinja) maiden or a supplementary priestess who was once likely seen as a shaman, but in modern Japanese culture is understood to be an institutionalized role in daily shrine life, trained to perform tasks, ranging from sacred cleansing to performing the Kagura, a sacred dance.

Reimu Hakurei: Do you always have to talk like that?

Wikipe-Tan:...yes. :ashamed:
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FireZtarDSHobbyist Digital Artist
Cute! Can you make a older Wikipe-chan with this garb?
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MikomiKisomiStudent Digital Artist
Aww, cute! What program did you use to color this?
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bchanHobbyist Digital Artist
Very cute!
x-CC-x's avatar
soo cuute :love:

yay for more wikipoe-tan versions~ :w00t:
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teamragnarokProfessional Photographer
How kawaii. ^_^
chaosstriker89's avatar
It's always good to see a loveable, familiar character in something different every once in awhile. Adorable work, Wikipe-tan looks lovely :D The lineart is clean and smooth, and the colors are vibrant! Great job!
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It's very creative to mix something so traditional with something so modern.

It was also quite interesting to learn about the miko outfits. :nod:
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Wikipe-tan is very cute, you did an excellent work as usual. It is good to see her wearing more different outfits.

You have inspired me, I think that I will draw her soon.
DizzyTenshi's avatar
Very cute! ^__^ Nice traditional spin for it. <3
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leileilolHobbyist Digital Artist
Could be useful illustrating such related articles on WP. When's Geisha Wikipe-tan? :P
RedLion's avatar
Aww, that is really cute... there's a 'tan for everything, almost! I think this is a good design, the hair pieces make it recognizable almost instantly.
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awe i think she is cute, lovely coloring ^_^
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