While exploring the famous Gion district in Kyoto I saw this cute Maiko heading off to perform for someone. I was surprised how fast she moves. I was told repeatedly by people that the Geisha will not stop for photographs. I imagine if they did there there would be a small mob forming very quickly to take photos.
I was having a hard time nailing the focus as she was moving so fast. Remember I am exposing and focusing manually. I kept saying in Japanese this camera is so complicated. This is so difficult…if you could only slow down for a second. Poor me! I finally got a small smile from her and knew she was going to stop for me. I'm glad she did.
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