In the old area of Kyoto you will still be able to see some Geiko (Geisha) or Maiko (apprentice Geiko). They are usually on the way to or from a lunch or dinner appointment with clients in the same area.
When you ask, you will most of the time be able to take a picture.
The total number of Geisha and Maiko is declining since a long time and currently there are only about 1,000 left in the whole of Japan with most of them in the Kyoto area and in Tokyo.
With this picture, I was lucky she was carrying the umbrella as it was raining this day, giving the picture just a bit more than usual.
More Maiko san pictures to come with Sakura (Cherry Blossom)
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Flavia (10352) 2008-04-22 8:50
Lovelly! What else can I say... that I envy you, in winter is very difficult ot spot geishas, you're lucky to be there in spring and to have such a great light. You made the best of your luck, the result is beautiful! Sweet and colorful. The bouquet over the umbrella is very nice.
romanaa (7902) 2008-04-22 10:57
very nice portrait of this stunning beauty. I like the amusement in her eyes.
Well done¨Best regards
rossofuoco (7353) 2008-04-22 11:15
Ottimo ritratto ben eseguito e ben composto.
chayanmi (42) 2008-04-25 12:45
Very colorful shot.
davide (1182) 2008-10-19 2:55
Hi Etienne, bonjour,
compliments for your photos this one but all your gallery too is very interesting. I don't know your job, but I think you're very lucky for work in Asia, China & Japan are my preferred sites!
This Maiko your show in that picture have a funny expression for my mind, seem smiling, I like, it's a live photo! Compliments.