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Three geishas in Gion, Kyoto, Japan 03 Nov 2017

Posted on 03 Nov 2017
Three geishas in Gion, Kyoto, Japan
Three geishas in Gion, Kyoto, Japan
Three geishas in Gion, Kyoto, Japan

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Few things are as emblematic of Japan as the geisha. Although often misconstrued to be high-class prostitutes, geishas are in fact highly trained companions and entertainers. Traditionally well-heeled men used geishas, but now they frequently appear at tourist events. Gion is Kyoto's famous pleasure quarter, or geisha district. Here you will find many well-preserved wooden buildings, teahouses and shops.

This article was originally published on March 11, 2016

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