On January 7, 2024, the opening ceremony for the new year was held in Kyoto's four red-light districts: Gion Kobu, Gion Higashi, Pontocho, and Miyagawacho. Geisha and maiko wearing gold brocade belts with black crests and auspicious patterns gathered at various Kaburenjo and other places, and vowed to devote themselves to performing arts.

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