Kyo Shoami school, late Edo, Paper Mulberry leaf [Kaji] motif. Taoism links the mulberry with the Eastern Paradise, Mount Horai. In Japan, mulberry leaves were used
to make food receptacles for Shinto offerings.  The mulberry was also associated with the weaver girl of the Tanabata Festival, celebrated July 7,  legend: Two stars, Orihime
the weaver girl [Vega] and Kengyu [Altair] a cowherd boy fell in love, but were separated by the jealousy of another star.  The lovers, however, are permitted to meet in the
Milky Way once a year on July 7th.  Hanging strips of paper made from mulberry, on which people write their wishes, are hung from tree branches.  In Heian times, ladies of
the court wrote poems on these papers during the festival.  Several prominent Shinto shrines use the mulberry leaf as their emblem, and it was frequently adopted as a family