When I go to Kyoto I spend an inordinate amount of time in the streets photographing maiko and geiko. This post shows thirteen of my favourite ‘candid camera’ photos from my last trip in July 2014. No doubt some drawings will come from these photos in the next couple of years. As always, click on each photo if you’d like to enlarge it.
The last photo shows the scary doorman at Ichiriki Teahouse. He always reminds me of Bill Murray (Japanese version). He does not suffer inquisitive tourists gladly.
By the end of every trip I don’t care whether I never see another maiko or geiko again. I don’t mean what I say of course. But this business of hanging out on streets is very tiring! The things I do for art.
postscript: Here are a few more you might like…added 24 hours after the ones above…
All identifications most welcome.
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