One diptych, The maiko as an artist, the artist as a maiko. Kyoto, Japan Self-portraits 11 June 2004 (2004), depicts Hassink herself as a geisha-in-training, seen from the side and from the back. She is dressed in colorful, traditional patterned kimono and obi, with makeup and ornately styled hair. In her work, Hassink tries to share with viewers her perspective within the temple. Here, she undertakes the perspective of a visitor to the temple, performing a role for viewers. In both tasks, she invites us into her chronicles of little-seen realms steeped in tradition, ceremony, meditation, and beauty.