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Welcome to the Official Immortal Geisha & Kimono Asobi wiki!

Over the years we've amassed large amounts of information on the Immortal Geisha Forums ranging across various categories: geisha, kimono, traditional arts, to name a few. We felt it was time to finally gather this information into one easy to access place and with the help of a wonderful team of volunteers graciously donating their time to write articles, this wiki has come to be.

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Featured Article - Fashion Style: Kimono Hime
Page from KimonoHime Volume 10

The main focus of the Kimono-Hime style is to create a modern-vintage vibe with your outfit, combining antique kimono and obi with modern western accessories. Each publication of Kimono-Hime has its own focus upon a particular aspect of the style. The title and focus of the first 6 books was an "Antique & Cheap" kimono look, with the others covering "Formal Occasions", "Yukata", "Magnificent Antiques", and the buying of various accessories. (See Kimono Hime)

Kimono-Hime style often uses:

  • Antique/vintage kimono, juban, and obi
  • Bold patterns
  • Striped/patterned socks/tabi
  • Lace
  • Multiple accessories, including gloves, necklaces, hats, scarves, hairpieces, and large bags
  • geta, okobo, or western footwear
  • Multiple layers (showing the layers, meaning the juban is longer than the kimono at hem and sleeves)
  • Patterned juban collar/haneri


Featured Picture

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A young maiko models the typical
traditional hairstyle worn for the
1927 Miyako Odori
click here

Featured Motif
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Quarrelling Karasu. Copyright Blue Ruin 1
To read more about karasu as a motif,
click here

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