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110607-0028 - Matsushima Brothels


Osaka Meiji 1870s Unknown
Brothels and entertainment facilities in the Matsushima Yukaku (prostitution district) of Osaka. The large building at the back is the brothel Shokakuro (松島新地松鶴楼). Matsushima was created in 1868 (Meiji 1), nearby Osaka’s foreign settlement of Kawaguchi. The brothel district was established the following year. In 1945, the area was completely destroyed by US fire-bombings. See 100908-0003 – Matsushima Brothel for a better view of Shokakuro.
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