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Five 'Maiko,' or apprentice geishas, Ichitomi from Gion Kobu,... News PhotoChild,Event,Front View,Full Length,Geisha,Geisha in Training,Girls,Horizontal,Japan,Japanese Culture,Kimono,Lifestyles,Organized Group Photo,Photography,Tokyo - Japan,Trainee,WavingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPFive 'Maiko,' or apprentice geishas, (from L-R) Ichitomi from Gion Kobu, Toshitomo from Miyagawa cho, Chizu from Ponto cho, Ichimari from Kami Shichiken and Tomitae from Gion Higashi, wave in a photo session during the 'We're alive and well, Kyoto' campaign in Tokyo on October 4, 2013. As Kyoto prepares itself for the biggest sightseeing season of autumn, the girls lent their charms to lure back tourists to the 1,200-year-old city after a big typhoon flooded some of scenic spots there three weeks ago. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)