The concept of the Mikami sleeves is twofold; to allow for a unique design interest to be added to existing clothing styles for either summer with or without sleeved garments as well as adding interest to winter garments by adding sleeves over sleeved garments. The second idea is to cover upper arms in summer to protect arms from the sun as well as to allow older women to hide older arms under beautifully designed and comfortable 100% printed cotton fabric sleeves without feeling too hot.
Each colour Japanese dragon chosen tells its own story according to Japanese culture:
The white dragon RAYO printed on black cotton appears every 50 years and it is believed to change into a golden bird. Dragons are benefactors and protectors of mankind and symbolize knowledge, wisdom, music and everything that flows.