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120824-0044 - Yoshiwara Brothels


Tokyo Meiji 1860s Other
Wooden brothels in the prostitution and entertainment district of Yoshiwara in Tokyo.

Published in the French publication Le Tour du Monde, in 1869 (Meiji 2). The illustration accompanied an article about Japan by Swiss diplomat M. Aimé Humbert who lived in Japan in 1863-1864. Illustration by Therond.

Original text: “Façades parallèles de deux quartiers de Sin-Yoshiwara.” (sic)
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