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Flowers of Miyako (都の花)

Posted by
GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 16 January 2009 in People & Portrait.

Welcome back to Kyoto. I took this some time ago but never got around to posting it. I thought it would make a good entry back to Kyoto after Europe. These aren't real maiko (舞妓, apprentice geisha), by the way, but young Japanese tourists who go to a special make-up studio and then walk around historic parts of Kyoto and take pictures of themselves. Many tourists mistake them for real maiko and though they don't have much of a real maiko's grace, well, it's all good fun and the kimono are certainly delightful enough.

NIKON D300 4/5 seconds F/20.0 ISO 400 97 mm (35mm equiv.)

NIKON D300
4/5 seconds
F/20.0
ISO 400
97 mm (35mm equiv.)

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