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KyotoTown ≪ When Geiko and Maiko are going out  ≫

Thank you, this is Myako.

In this summer,Geiko and Maiko have been busy to going to vorious events besides ozashiki.
You might have many chances to see Geiko and Maiko at Kyoto station, because they take airplain and bullet train to go to cities of all over Japan for business trip.

Now you will notice that when they are goin out, they always wear rain coat.
I thought it is becuase they have to protect special Kimono from darts but there are actually another reasons.
It is becuase Geiko and Maiko are afraid of giving people trouble since their Obi(belt) is too long. Also Geiko and Maiko does not want other people to concern about them too much.
Geiko and Maiko are alwasy caring about other people more than themselves.

They are going to restaurants and Ozashiki inside of the city as well for work.Then there is a the tacit consent in each Hanamachi.
When they are going to work inside of their own hanamachi, they walk even thought it is far, however if they have to go out from their hanamachi and visit to restaurants in another Hanamachi,
then they take a taxi even though it is walking distance from their Okiya.

In old days when there was no taxi, Geiko and Maiko always called someone to be a accampany whenever they had to be out from their own Hanamachi.

It ment that  Geiko and Maiko were protected inside of their own hanamachi by everyone in the hanamachi.But once they were out from the hanamachi, they had to be very careful…
and one more reason for the tacit consent,
The deep relationship of Geiko and the hanamachi, inside and outside …Since they live in the hanamachi as member of them,the destinction has been handed down from the old time.

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