Omisedashi Scrum

Photographers surround the maiko Katsusen of Gion Kobu during her omisedashi on December 5, 2013
Photographers surround the maiko Katsusen of Gion Kobu during her omisedashi on December 5, 2013

The new maiko Katsusen of Gion Kobu poses with several young students during her omisedashi (debut as an apprentice geisha) on December 5, 2013.

The students are standing to Katsusen's left, but they are obscured by the photographers who rushed in to capture the moment. When the crowds move forward, I move back and get as far away as I can, which gave me the chance to capture a different perspective of the scene.