SHE'S NOT A GEISHA, AND HAS HER OBI "BOW" TIED IN FRONT -- But... She's NOT A PROSTITUTE.
Yes, she is pure Japanese, and this photo was taken in Japan. This appears to be a special ceremonial Kimono (for an island wedding?) and fancier than you will see at other links. But the concept of the front-tied OBI -- either large or small -- appears to be peculiar to this Japanese island.
So, what Island in the Island Nation of Japan sports this Kimono fashion ? Hint: NOT Okinawa, and NOT Hokkaido.
Correct answer wins you a free trip to Japan on the second Thursday of the first week after June 31st.
Give up ? See comment #6 below.
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