For their 20th birthday, Japanese girls dress kimonos and walk the streets of Kyoto (and to a lesser extent of Tokyo). Much rarer is to meet a Geisha. It happened in Kyoto, just before she quickly disappeared in a taxi after a special evening at the restaurant.

Kyoto's motto: dress (kimonos) 'til you drop

Kyoto’s motto: dress (kimonos) ’til you drop

Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo

Tourists at Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo

Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kyoto

Kimono girls at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kyoto

Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo

It is a tradition of many to get married (or just photo-shooted?) at Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo

A Geisha in Gion district, Kyoto

A Geisha in Gion, the theater district of Kyoto

Click to zoom in. This photo series is part of the reportage Japan of mine