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November 21, 2017

Lady of Gion

An apprentice geisha, called a maiko, waits in a doorway in Kyoto's teahouse district of Gion. Maiko train in the arts of traditional entertainment for up to five years, becoming a full-fledged geisha around the age of 20. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Peter Stewart, National Geographic Your Shot

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