About

Hi everyone!  My name is Naomi, and I am a self confessed kimono enthusiast with a deep passion for antique kimono. I am also the founder of ImmortalGeisha.com, the world’s first and largest English language, international website and message board dedicated specifically to kimono, geisha and traditional Japanese arts.

I have always had a life long passion for traditional Japanese aesthetics, but over the years, my interests have shifted specifically to pre-war kimono and fashion, namely:

  • Kimono being worn as an everyday garment,
  • Historical kimono fashion trends,
  • Historical kimono home sewing and mottainai (re-use/recycle),
  • Fluidity of kitsuke prior to kitsuke schools,
  • Western influence in Japanese fashion during late 19th century and early 20th century,
  • Obsolete textile techniques and kimono types,
  • Traditional seasonal motifs and colour combinations.

The one area I am particularly passionate about, however, is with Taisho Romance and Showa Retro fashion. Not only do I collect pieces primarily from this time frame, I also practice kitsuke in Taisho Roman style.

Originally from Brisbane, Australia, I now reside in the USA and actively participate in local taiko, traditional dancing and kimono groups along with maintaining the ImmortalGeisha.com community and other international kimono projects.

I enjoy hearing from people all around the world, so please do not hesitate to contact me!

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