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Posted by ampontan on Saturday, December 15, 2012

The annual Osu Street Performance Festival in the Osu commercial district of Nagoya. It features 50 performing troupes and attracts about 400,000 spectators. The photo above shows a woman dressed as an oiran, Edo period courtesan/entertainers. They often became celebrities, and were supposed to be skilled in the tea ceremony, flower arranging, calligraphy, and be knowledgeable about scholarly matters.

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