The ''Kanikakuni Festival'' commemorating Isamu Yoshii (1886-1960), a poet who loved Gion, was held on November 8, 2023 in front of the monument in Motoyoshi-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City. On a crisp autumn day, geisha and maiko offered white chrysanthemums and vowed to improve their art.

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