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Kyoto - Maiko

Maiko is a Japanese word for dancing girl and is an apprentice geisha.

 

Kyoto is considered by many to be where the geisha tradition is the strongest today, including Gion Kobu. The geisha in these districts are known as geiko. The Tokyo hanamachi of Shimbashi, Asakusa and Kagurazaka are also well known.

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Taken on May 23, 2009