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20-year-old Chizu, a 'Maiko,' or apprentice geisha, from Ponto cho... News PhotoAttending,Child,Close-up,Front View,Geisha,Geisha in Training,Girls,Japan,Japanese Culture,Kimono,Lifestyles,Portrait,Tokyo - Japan,Trainee,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFP20-year-old Chizu, a 'Maiko,' or apprentice geisha, from Ponto cho attends 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)