JAPANESE TOURIST IN RENTED "MAIKO" COSTUME SMILES IN KYOTO.
Japanese tourist Hitomi Abe, in a rented Maiko" costume, smiles in the
ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto July 5, 2003. The "Maiko" or
apprentice geisha is a professional female entertainer who performs
Japanese traditional dances at banquets. The costumes are for rent at
15,000 yen ($127) each. Picture taken July 5, 2003. REUTERS/Issei Kato