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 gold dragon RAYO printed on black cotton represents the Emperor and everything that is held in high esteem. Gold dragons symbolize value and a variety of virtues. The Japanese dragon has three toes.