Walking back through Gion, we spotted these ladies. They weren't shy like the ladies in the last pic, nor were they in a hurry. I asked permission if I could take their photo, and got greeted with a very friendly Canadian accented "yes"! These ladies were tourists just like us, playing dress-ups to have a good time. What a great way to meet other tourists, though I am sure the real Maiko would not approve. What do they say " When in Rome.........."
Once again I just loved the costumes, pretend or not.