Photo of the Day

November 21, 2017

Lady of Gion

An apprentice geisha, called a maiko, waits in a doorway in Kyoto's teahouse district of Gion. Maiko train in the arts of traditional entertainment for up to five years, becoming a full-fledged geisha around the age of 20. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at natgeo.com/yourshot for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Peter Stewart, National Geographic Your Shot

Go Further

Subscriber Exclusive Content

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history