Geisha’s are quintessentially Japanese, symbolic and iconic. However, they are equally as hard to spot- like a rare bird. Therefore, I was very excited to see one on a recent trip to Kyoto. Wandering the windy streets of Gion, she emerged in front of me, rolling out of a traditional tea house accompanied by an entourage of important looking people. Gion is swathed in hoards of tourists and locals alike, making it very difficult to get a photo and resigning me mostly to shots from behind. Still, my citing ticked off another thing on my list of must see’s in Japan.