Magic Hiding Hat Obi 1905 the motif on this obi is Kakuregasa or “Magic Hiding Hats” one of the auspicious collection of treasures motifs, said to render the wearer invisible to daemons and evil spirits.
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Umakko festival: Such an elaborate costume & unique hat for a child. It's gorgeous and she is so lucky to grow up with knowledge about her rich heritage.
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Geiko Yachiyo dressed for an Odori (Dance), holding a hat from the Heian Period. Yachiyo (b.1887 - d.1924) was a famous Geiko (Geisha) from Osaka, known for her elegance and her lovely personality. People were said to weep with joy at the sight of her dancing. She became a Maiko (Apprentice Geisha) at the age of thirteen and left the profession to marry the artist Suga Tatehiko (b.1878 - d.1963) at the age of 29, but died at 36 from an inflammation of the kidneys.