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Geisha under the sakura (Kyoto, Japan) | by marcusuke
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Geisha under the sakura (Kyoto, Japan)

This was for an event called Gion Shirakawa Yoizakura. Every year at the beginning of April two maiko are chosen to pose for photographers in the Shimbashi/Gion Shirakawa area, the iconic area of Gion Kobu where the Shirakawa River, Tatsumi Shrine, old teahouses, and lots of cherry trees and willow trees are located. This year it was Mameharu from Gion Kobu and Toshikana from Miyagawacho (shown in this picture). If you do a flickr search of "Maiko Gion Shirakawa" you'll find a lot of pictures from past Yoizakura events =] (by fuyou-hime)

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Taken on April 4, 2012