|Geisha at Party in Niigata by Zebrio on flickr|
I can't say why. I don't know if it is their elegance, the clothing, the grace, the beauty, I'm not sure. There is just something about them I love.
|Geisha by Fidel Ramos on flickr|
They are a dwindling type of performer as far as I know, but they still have young women and girls joining their ranks.
|Geisha Girl by TerryGeorge on Flickr|
And of course being a geisha is a popular Western fantasy.
|Tourists dressed up as maiko by Tom Olliver on Flickr|
|Tourist dressed up as geisha by iwishmynamewasmarsha on Flickr|
I pray that these performers never fade away from the Japanese landscape.