Main photo, an almost unnoticed Geiko.

A photo series that explores how the traditions of Japan are often disrespected by foreign tourists and point out the problems that the Geiko (Geisha) face on a daily basis in Gion, Kyoto.

Alzbeta Kossuthova asked herself how much discrimination against foreigners was brought on by their own discriminatory behavior in a photo essay that the judges described as “compelling.”

prohibited behavior in pictures for non-Japanese speakers.
traditional beauty – Maiko performance at the Hyatt Regency hotel.

Alzbeta Kossuthova is a graduate student at Waseda University