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H A S S A K U : Takahiro | by mboogiedown
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H A S S A K U : Takahiro

The former maiko Takahiro makes her hassaku visits weilding a tradtional paper umbrella to protect her from the brutal heat of the summer sun. Hassaku is a very important event in Gion Kobu. Robed in the most formal black kimono and full makeup, young maiko and geiko visit the teahouses, teachers, senior geiko and establishments they depend upon to express their gratitude for their support and beg their favor in the future.

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Taken on August 1, 2007