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80302-0001-PP - Jinpuro Brothel

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Yokohama Meiji 1890s Kimbei Kusakabe
The famous house of prostitution known as Jinpuro (Nectarine) or No. 9, in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. Prostitutes are standing in the windows and a jinrikisha is parked in front.
Rudyard Kipling, who visited Japan in 1889 (Meiji 22), mentioned Jinpuro in his 1894 (Meiji 27) poem “McAndrew’s Hymn”: “Blot out the wastrel hours of mine in sin when I abode. Jane Harrigan’s an’ Number Nine, the Reddick an’ Grant Road”.
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