On December 4, 2023, at Minamiza in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City, the December tradition of ''Kagai Soken'', where geisha and maiko from the geisha district watch Kaomise performances, began. This year, it was also the performance to announce the succession of Danjuro Ichikawa Hakuen, who was renamed Ebizo, and the maiko and others, wearing hairpins shaped like ''maneki,'' turned their attention to the stage.

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