Shigyo Shiki around Kamishichiken, Kyoto

Another photo that was taken in January, during the formal ceremony called Shigyo-Shiki, or official ceremony for the start of the year, that took place in the Kamishichiken geisha district. 

All the local maiko and geiko dress up and gather at the large Kaburenjo or theater. So, for the rest of us, photographers, we wait and hope for the best along the way the girls and woman will take. Lots of discussions as to where one should be, when, etc. Here again, prior information is one of the keys to catching nice photos.