It has just started snowing again, the coldest season marks the time, that in the mind of Maiko is her present day, the moment when she ends her apprenticeship to finally become a Geisha. Reports the various steps of her life, from the first (learn by observing) to the Zashiki (the art of conversation) and Misedashi (the debut as Maiko). The only thing left is Erika the change of collar becomes white from the red as a sign of adulthood. The Okobos sink into the snow which in the meantime covers everything. Only the gold foil of the Kinkakuji remains clear to purify every negative thought.