Geisha, apprentices prepare for October dance event in Kyoto
Kyodo -- Oct 01
Geisha performers and apprentices held a kyomai traditional dance rehearsal Friday for the annual Onshukai event put on by the Inoue school in Kyoto.

Inoue Yachiyo, a master at the school, helped the kimono-clad performers fine-tune their performances during the final rehearsal ahead of the weeklong event starting Sunday in the Shunjuza hall at the Kyoto Art Theater in the western Japan city.

News source: Kyodo
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