Geisha-in-training hit the streets: 'We are alive and well'

A group of young apprentice geisha -- the oldest is 20 years old -- make a special appearance in Tokyo as part of a campaign called "We are alive and well, Kyoto." The promotion is part of efforts to lure tourists back to Kyoto following last month's floods, the result of Typhoon Man-yi. For centuries, one of Kyoto's biggest draws has been the sight of traditional geisha heading to their evening engagements.

A group of young apprentice geisha -- the oldest is 20 years old -- make a special appearance in Tokyo as part of a campaign called "We are alive and well, Kyoto." The promotion is part of efforts to lure tourists back to Kyoto following last month's floods, the result of Typhoon Man-yi. For centuries, one of Kyoto's biggest draws has been the sight of traditional geisha heading to their evening engagements.