On July 5, 2023, Yasaka Shrine in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City was the place where geisha and maiko from Gion Kobu prayed for progress in performing arts. Yachiyo Inoue, 66, the head of the Kyomai Inoue school, and about 70 of her disciples, dressed in matching yukatas, visited the shrine and prayed for good health in the summer.

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