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舞妓 市照さん

 

Kyoto, Japan.

 

On her last day as a maiko (apprentice geisha) Ichiteru outside the Ichi tea house with two minarai (girls who will soon become maiko). She has blackened teeth (ohaguro) and a special hairstyle known as sakkō to signify the end of her apprenticeship.

 

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Taken on October 4, 2010