Sunday, September 04, 2005

The Girls of Gion

A crew of Geiko and Maiko gathered outside the famous noren of the Ichirikiya to cheer the men on as they carried portable shrines down the Hanamikoji (Gion Matsuri).

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This photo should have more comments. You have captured a very beautiful moment here that seems to show the people beneath the heavy makeup. I love the range of expressions and how there is a story inside of the photo. This is probably my favorite shot of yours that I have seen. Excellent work.

Nick Coutts said...

I don't know why it won't let me enter my details, but the anonymous comment was from me. Anyhow, send me an email at nickcoutts@gmail.com when you're going to be in Kyoto again and I'll set aside a day to go out and take photos with you.

Nick

Melissa said...

Thanks Nick, and welcome back! Okoshiyasu!! I'd be honored! Actually Im going to Cambodia in a couple weeks, but when I get back I'm headed straight for Kyoto! Fall in Kyoto...I'm looking forward to seeing some new work from you! Ganbatte!

ODD said...

amazing. I like just waiting for a little while before I visit your blog, I get that excitement you have when christmas or birthday's come. You just know it's going to be something worth waiting for. Thanks