This photo was taken in Kyoto, during the Hanagasa Procession that takes place right after the second day of the large Gion Matsuri, the largest festival of Japan. The procession is just a succession of a lot of people, children and adults, all dressed up with beautiful historic costumes. Of course, the Geiko (geisha) and the Maiko, apprentice geisha, are one of the highlights of the day.
Photo featured in October 2016 in an article on portraiture by the Viewbug photo web site.
as well as in the article “38+ Photos Showing Off The Essence Of Street Portraiture” (https://www.viewbug.com/blog/street-portraits-photo-contest-finalists)