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I’m really fortunate to live about 5 minute away on foot from the Miyagawa-Cho geisha district. This is one of the five Hanamachi (Japanese geisha district) of Kyoto. It’s a couple of small streets featuring a number of Okiya (geisha houses) and Ochaya (teahouses). And whenever I have the opportunity, I try to go there, between 17:30 and 18:00, to admire the maiko and the geiko walking between their place of living to their place of working, and try to take pictures.
Today, I was very fortunate to capture this beautiful smile.