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'."
Mikiko Lockwood in an article on The Hosta Library titled,
A Little About Japanese Hosta Terms defines the term hime
as small, mini, dwarf or princess and the term komachi as a beauty or a belle.