JAPANESE TOURISTS WEARING "MAIKO" COSTUMES FOR RENT WALK THROUGH A
STREET IN KYOTO, JAPAN.
Japanese tourists Naomi Sato (L), Hitomi Abe (C) and Kumi Tamizane wearing
'Maiko' costumes for rent walk through a street in this ancient capital of
Kyoto, western Japan July 5, 2003. The Maiko or apprentice geisha are
professional female entertainers who perform Japanese traditional dance at
banquets. The costumes cost 15,000 yen ( $127) to rent. Picture taken July
5, 2003. REUTERS/Issei Kato