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Kyoto Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa claps to welcome five 'Maiko,' or... News PhotoAttending,Child,Clapping,Front View,Full Length,Geisha,Geisha in Training,Girls,Horizontal,Japan,Japanese Culture,Kimono,Kyoto Prefecture,Lifestyles,Organized Group Photo,Tokyo - Japan,Trainee,WavingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPKyoto Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa (R) claps to welcome five '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, while attending '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)