We have just updated our FAQ information page pertaining to kimono culture, and given the popularity of one of the sites listed there, Immortal Geisha, we thought we should post it here more visibly in our blog in light of substantial changes in the last year or so with Immortal Geisha.
So, in answer to a question from a visitor/customer of ours, the following update is provided:
Do you know of any other forums or resources about kitsuke (wearing kimono) and/or authentic geisha-related information?
For many years Immortal Geisha -- first as a website in the 2000's, and then as a content-rich and authoritative Wiki -- was created and run as one person's website. For years there was extensive, in-depth info on the Geisha, Geiko scene and kimono-wearing (kitsuke) culture.
In 2019 both the Immortal Geisha website and its informational Wiki web sites were closed. The community which had built up around it had evolved into a Facebook Group, whose logo you see above.
Therefore, our updated answer to this question (as of April 2020) is this:
To start your info search in this area, we highly recommend Immortal Geisha Facebook Group
From their Facebook group page description:
Immortal Geisha is a community dedicated to the expansion of knowledge and love of all things related to Kimono, Geisha, and other traditional Japanese cultural arts.