Daily Photo: Pontocho Alley in Kyoto
January 2, 2009 · Print This Article
I was excited to explore the small back alleys of Kyoto. Before going I had no idea of the fame of Pontocho Alley. Once there though I learned that this street is home to geisha and maiko (see photo) who display their talents in places no mere tourist can simply wander into. This photo was taken on New Year’s Eve, Eve when Pontocho was no doubt much quieter than it normally is. The view is down one of the very small side alleys leading off of Pontocho proper.
- Nikon D80
- Nikkor 50mm 1.8D lens
- handheld shot