Kimono Queen Contest 2012

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February 18, 2012, Tokyo, Japan – Contestants shows off their kimonos on stage during the 2012 Kimono Queen Contest. 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/AFLO)

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A woman (L) directs the kimono contestants to the stage during the 2012 Kimono Queen Contest. (Photo by Christopher Jue/AFLO)