<the action [excerpts]:

as we fly into the pagoda, we see a frenzy of serving maids moving around in tiny steps as fast as their closely-fitting clothes will permit, trying to dress a little princess whose attention is far from the elaborately-decorated formal silks...

...the princess reluctantly submits to being dressed. She watches through the window as from the clouds the little dragon gathers more colour with every twist and turn...

...as the princess turns away, we see the little dragon who is embroidered on the back of her kimono.../>

willow pattern
<the pagoda was derived from the traditional willow pattern.../>
<the dragon was derived from an embroidery on the back of a Chinese dressing gown.../>