Hachoji Matsuri Geisha Parade
There’s few things I enjoy more at the big city festival than seeing the geisha parades. I don’t know what kind of geisha the members of these parades are, but they look fantastic in their costumes, their make up and with their singing it becomes very effective. They carry red paper lanterns with their geisha names written on them. The lanterns are called chouchin (提灯). You don’t get to see these geisha parades very often, but some festivals have them. I saw these beauties at the Hachioji festival in western Tokyo.