Inspired by the flower 'Hana Lotus'. For a long time, this flower stays at the bottom of the lake in the mud. Then it continues to grow to the surface of the water where it blooms into this large flower. In the Buddhist community it appears as the pedestal of the Buddha. Sanae Kitamura: 'for me in my shoe design, this Lotus flowering symbolizes life'.
Material: cow leather, wood & plastic.
© Sanae Kitamura, photo by Hiko Mizuno College.