JAPANESE TOURISTS WEAR RENTED "MAIKO" COSTUMES IN KYOTO.
Japanese tourists Naomi Sato (L), Hitomi Abe (C) and Kumi Tamizane wear
rented "Maiko" costumes in the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto July 5,
2003. The "Maiko" or apprentice geisha is a professional Japanese
entertainer who performs traditional dances at banquets. The costumes are
for rent at 15,000 yen ($127) each. Picture taken July 5, 2003.
REUTERS/Issei Kato Pictures of the month July 2003