15th September 2015 was second day of Katsutomo-san’s Erikae. A few photographers and I accompanied her on ’round 2′ as she paid her respects around Gion.
Just like coming out on stage; but the stage was the street.
Here she was; relaxed and happy.
For a while Katsutomo-san stood in front of her Okiya posing for photos.
We followed Katsutomo-san and her Otokoshi as they did the rounds.
This was a pleasant stroll with a few photographers (both amateur and professional) – as opposed to a mob of paparazzi.
Tsurui Okiya is at the end of this tiny lane.
This is the café where there is always a break in proceedings for refreshments. My reflection selfie made it into this photo.
I forgot to say that Otokoshi nipped into the Okiya to get a wahigasa for Katsutomo-san. I was delighted as this is a very photogenic accessory. (ps a parasol)
Wahigasa and lantern juxtaposition. Nice.
Another ‘selfie’ reflection sidled in to the photo. (I never notice these things until later.)
Circle and partially folded circle.
Crossing Shirakawa stream.
Through traditional Gion streets…
Circle with globe
This was a very hot day like the first day of the Erikae walk. The wahigasa was very much appreciated by its owner.
Composition with red circles and yellow rectangles.
Back on Shijo-dori. Passers-by were happy to see such a lovely Geiko.
Katsutomo-san folded and unfolded her wahigasa a few times just here to give us photographic opportunities.
Thank you, Katsutomo-san, for a wonderful two hours. I wish you every success as Geiko-san.
To view the photos from the day before, see A Walk with Katsutomo-san
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