A Spring Weekend in a Yukata
A chance encounter with two very elegant ladies in traditional Japanese summer kimono, also known as a yukata. I first met them in Nijou Castle which was when I took this photograph. I would then later on encounter them a couple more times throughout the day from the Nijou Castle all the way up until the Kiyomizudera Temple.
The primary element that caught my eye was not of the elegant yukata, but rather of the crowd of tourists with cameras that they attract. At least, everyone was very courteous and enthusiastic. It is good manners that as the tourist, one should offer the respect of being in the presence in another's country.
Nijou Castle, 二条城, Nijo-jo.
- Jon K. Stoutlager