This sport of an unnamed seedling
of H. venusta
is a non-registered cultivar was originated by Mr. Ichie of
is a miniature size plant with green foliage that has a white
medial (center) variegation. One source says that this is the
result of seed treated with X-rays.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "This plant is a good example of the exciting breeding work that
is going on in
Japan. The green margins of 'Himekomachi' appear
very thin, much narrower than in 'Masquerade'."