Maiko Makino and Masaki Today at the Hôjô-e event at the Tatsumi bridge in Gion. Masaki-san and Makino-san were so kind to pose for photos and later assisted at setting free 2,000 small fishes into Shirokawa river.
Gion Shirakawa Yoizakura. Every year at the beginning of April two maiko are chosen to pose for photographers in the Shimbashi/Gion Shirakawa area, the iconic area of Gion Kobu where the Shirakawa River, Tatsumi Shrine, old teahouses, and lots of cherry trees and willow trees are located. This year it was Mameharu from Gion Kobu and Toshikana from Miyagawacho (shown in this picture)