Aug 13, 2014

Surprise finds from relative's hand-me-downs

 Hello guys!

So I've received some bags of (western everyday) clothing from one of my family relatives who no longer wants/needs them. I knew said person had been in Japan more than once but I wasn't expecting anything Japanese in the two black bin bags I got to keep. Mostly the bags contained t-shirts, jeans and stuff but actually when I opened the first bag to check it contents I was surprised by what I saw in there! What I saw was something useful for my kimono needs!

Lacquered geta (?) with asanoha hanao & tenugui
Sure that they are used but still in fairly good condition. One of the shoes the one closer to the camera has some slight damage in the corners but the other one is fine. Both have in the bottoms these marks/holes of walking on stones but so far I haven't been able to avoid this from happening with my own geta either. xD I'm very happy about getting free geta because I only own one pair previously and asanoha is my favorite motif anyway, as far as more geometrical patterns are concerned.
Oh happy day! ~

That was all, bye!

Aug 7, 2014

Immortal Geisha forums closing down

Hi everyone, I'll make this quick!

I've finally gotten my account at the IG forums reactivated (thanks for the help!) but on the same run I learnt about the sad fact that the forums will be closing down to read-only at the end of this month. :'(
It's very sad but I understand the admin's reasons so I'm not bitter or anything; time changes and life happens. At least our dear IG will go out while still shining in gold and all the massive amount of knowledge in there will be kept so that people can read it. I'd be even more sad if it was completely wiped off the face of internet but luckily that's not the case, I can live with this.
I'm really grateful for all the time I got to spend in the forums; I befriended a bunch of lovely people, gained a lot of kimono knowledge and got some fond memories along the way! I really loved the warm and welcoming community. I bow to IG forums and thank for everything. m(_ _)m
Luckily there is now at least a Facebook group out there for us so we can continue showing off our kimono coordinations, chat about anything and everything, show our newest purchases etc!

Let's stay together kimono fans!! <3