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Photo journal: Geisha

Kimina, 23, works in Kyoto, Japan, as a geiko - the local term for a geisha.

A geisha is a traditional entertainer who dances, sings and chats to high-paying guests, usually men.

When I said to my parents that I wanted to become a geiko they said 'What are you thinking?' They didn't want to send their daughter into a strange world.

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