Photo of a Tokyo geisha by Craig Ferguson.

Geisha in Tokyo.

One of the most recognisable and misunderstood elements in Japan is the geisha. I’ve heard it said that the life is in decline in modern Japan with few girls and women undertaking the training necessary to become a geisha. While photographing the Sanja Matsuri last month I was fortunate enough to be able to quickly photograph a few geisha who were taking part in the festivities. A few short minutes and they were gone.

Photo of a Tokyo geisha by Craig Ferguson.

Photo of a Tokyo geisha by Craig Ferguson.

Photo of a Tokyo geisha by Craig Ferguson.

Photo of a Tokyo geisha by Craig Ferguson.

Photo of a Tokyo geisha by Craig Ferguson.

Photo of a Tokyo geisha by Craig Ferguson.