Takahiro, a maiko in her second year of service in the Gion Kobu district of Kyoto, enjoying the cherry blossoms along the Shirakawa stream from beneath her oiled paper umbrella.
It's been raining all day. Not like an Irish style 'soft' rain, a full on, harcore, plum rain. I'm not complaining, in fact, I quite like it. I'm just trying to keep everyone updated (and use it as an excuse to post this image). (^-^)