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Oiran 3

Oiran (花魁, Oiran?) were high-class courtesans in Japan. The word oiran consists of two kanji, 花 meaning "flower", and 魁 meaning "leader" or "first." Cultural aspects of oiran traditions continue to be preserved to this day.

  

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Uploaded on January 3, 2009