Glimpse of a Geisha
While in the Gion district of Kyoto I had read that you might sometime see Geisha or Maiko moving swiftly through the streets. I didn’t actually expect to see any, particularly as it was a busy time of day and the area was full of tourists. But, as I was taking photographs of something else a lady – either a Geisha or Maiko literally swept past me. It all happened in a matter of seconds , she appeared from a side street a moved along the street in a swift but elegant manner. The make-up on her face was beautiful, pristine and striking – you can see from the picture I took the pattern of the make-up that has been made on her neck.