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18-year-old Tomitae, a 'Maiko,' or apprentice geisha, from Gion... News PhotoAttending,Child,Close-up,Geisha,Geisha in Training,Girls,Japan,Japanese Culture,Kimono,Lifestyles,Portrait,Profile View,Tokyo - Japan,Trainee,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFP18-year-old Tomitae, a 'Maiko,' or apprentice geisha, from Gion Higashi 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)