It is hard to tell who is who with this type of theatrical make up, but yes it is me, all made up as a Geisha girl, more specifically, Maiko, a newly graduated Geisha trainee. My husband, who is originally from Kyoto, insisted I should at least have one Geisha experience. So here I am, after spending more than 1 hour makeup and hair session by a professional Geisha studio and being put on a real Kimono with more than a dozen layer in Gion. Even though the Kimono was real heavy and tight, surprisingly I was quite comfortable after I started walking. While walking outside of the studio to take photos, many locals and tourists took photos of me, assuming I am a real Maiko. I am not sure if I enjoyed the attention as much as my husband and my son did. But it was a real treat to go through this entire experience, wear a gorgeous Kimono and took time to appreciate this fascinating culture.