Kimono Queen Contest 2013

Kimono Queen Contest 2013

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Tokyo, Japan – Contestants show off their kimonos on stage during the 2013 Kimono Queen Contest, February16, 2013. Approximately 500 women dressed in beautifully designed kimonos participate in this annual event for a chance to win special prizes and given the opportunity to be recognized as a kimono model in various media outlets. (Photo by Christopher Jue/Nippon News)

Kimono Queen Contest 2013

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Tokyo, Japan – Kimono contestants wait to be escorted on stage during the 2013 Kimono Queen Contest, February 16, 2013. (Photo by Christopher Jue/Nippon News)