Apr. 10, 2010 - Tokyo, Japan - Women perform as an 'oiran,' a group of high-class courtesans from the Edo period (1600-1868 during the 'Edo Yoshiwara Oiran Dochu' traditional parade as a part of the spring festival near the former brothel area of Yoshiwara in Tokyo on April 10, 2010. To entertain their clients, oiran practiced the arts of dance, music, poetry, and calligraphy, and an educated wit was considered essential for sophisticated conversation.

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Edo Yoshiwara Oiran Dochu
Apr. 10, 2010 - Tokyo, Japan - Women perform as an 'oiran,' a group of high-class courtesans from the Edo period (1600-1868 during the 'Edo Yoshiwara Oiran Dochu' traditional parade as a part of the spring festival near the former brothel area of Yoshiwara in Tokyo on April 10, 2010. To entertain their clients, oiran practiced the arts of dance, music, poetry, and calligraphy, and an educated wit was considered essential for sophisticated conversation.

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Photographer: Nippon News
Source: Nippon News
Date 10 Apr 2010
Location: Tokyo Tokyo Prefecture Japan
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