After sharing some story segments and my own mental impressions of the character, Kalika graciously crafted two separate versions: the first of Sen in her daily appearance as a miko as she serves at the shrine. However, on festival days when she and her sisters dance in the Kagura-den, they die their hair black and allow two long braids to hang down so they can twirl as they go through their graceful movements.
I am delighted with Kalika's vision and I hope you will be as well. You can see other examples of her art style here.
|Hair style for festival days|
Currently, The Shrine War is part of The Dogs of War anthology edited by Fred Patten. It is my hope to release an expanded version of The Shrine War later this year along with The Inugami, a companion story. Stay tuned.