On my last day in Kyoto I was doing some wandering in the Gion District. Coming out of a shop I was taken totally by surprise. This beautiful maiko (training to be a geiko) was standing on the street. She had been stopped by a small child who was totally fascinated with her beautiful kimono and make-up. I managed to snap this just as she started to move towards the tea house she entered moments later.
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