Views Of A Geisha. Maikos, or apprentice geishas, observe an annular solar eclipse with solar viewers at a shrine in Kyoto, western Japan, on May 21, 2012. The sun and moon aligned over the Earth in a rare astronomical event on Monday - an annular eclipse that dimmed the skies over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire. (REUTERS/Yomiuri Shimbun)

Views Of A Geisha. Maikos, or apprentice geishas, observe an annular solar eclipse with solar viewers at a shrine in Kyoto, western Japan, on May 21, 2012. The sun and moon aligned over the Earth in a rare astronomical event on Monday - an annular eclipse that dimmed the skies over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire. (REUTERS/Yomiuri Shimbun)