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Miko Wikipe-tan by Kasuga39 Miko Wikipe-tan by Kasuga39
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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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
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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FireZtarDS Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute! Can you make a older Wikipe-chan with this garb?
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MikomiKisomi Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Aww, cute! What program did you use to color this?
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L0RIANN Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
She's so cute!
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remiya Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
~~~~~
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TohruHondaSan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
美しい
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bchan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cute!
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x-CC-x Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
soo cuute :love:

yay for more wikipoe-tan versions~ :w00t:
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teamragnarok Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007  Professional Photographer
How kawaii. ^_^
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Jun-Sasaki Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
Dream come true.
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chaosstriker89 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
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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Ponkuri Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
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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SigurdHosenfeld Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
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.
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DizzyTenshi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
Very cute! ^__^ Nice traditional spin for it. <3
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leileilol Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could be useful illustrating such related articles on WP. When's Geisha Wikipe-tan? :P
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RedLion Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
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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MasqueradedSin Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
awe i think she is cute, lovely coloring ^_^
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