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Spring Rain

Posted by
GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 30 March 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Taken in Gion (祇園), the geisha district of Kyoto. (The two women here in kimono are not geisha, just fashionable ladies out on the town.) The large lantern above them is advertising the 都をどり (Miyako odori), an annual spring festival where the geisha and maiko (geisha in training) of the Gion district put on spellbinding performances for the public. Photography from the audience there is prohibited, so don't expect Yakumo's World to post any photos, but click here and you can see a marvelous short video sample in HD on YouTube.

NIKON D300 1/13 second F/8.0 ISO 200 255 mm (35mm equiv.)

NIKON D300
1/13 second
F/8.0
ISO 200
255 mm (35mm equiv.)

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