This is an attempt (however lame) to simulate the early (mid, late 1800's) Japanese technique of hand color, gelatin printing - See: www.felice-beato-old-japan.com/technique.htm
Maiko is the Japanese term for a student of Geisa arts. See: www.immortalgeisha.com/faq_geisha.php
Many thanks to littlemaiba for allowing me to incorporate his photo of the Maiko woman into my composite image. See: www.flickr.com/photos/littlemaiba/1815470103/
* One final note. Why the border of the picture is still showing through, I can't figure. I used pure, 100% white vignette to hide the picture border......but it's still showing up!!! I give up!