In his book Secret Moments of Maikos, photographer Philippe Marinig reveals the unique and very intimate world of the Maikos – the apprentice geishas in Kyoto. With his photographs, we discover a new facet of those women for whom we feel a lot of compassion and tenderness. The photographer managed to break the mystery of one of the most ancestral Japanese profession and to capture spontaneous moments, mischievous glances and genuine laughs.