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Tokyo 1910s • Yoshiwara Prostitutes

Japanese Prostitutes in Yoshiwara, Tokyo

Prostitutes in a beautifully decorated room in the Yukaku (red light district) of Yoshiwara in Tokyo. For more information on Yoshiwara, see Tokyo 1910s • Yoshiwara Prostitutes.

As it is unclear at which brothel this photo was shot, the Google Map below shows the location of the former entrance gate, the Omon (大門), located in current-day Senzoku 4-chome, Taito-ku (台東区千束4丁目).

Photographer: Unknown
Publisher: Marukiya
Medium: Postcard
Image Number 70710-0007

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Duits, K. (2008, June 15). Tokyo 1910s • Yoshiwara Prostitutes, Old Photos of Japan. Retrieved on 2021, Jun 19 from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/270/yoshiwara-prostitutes-2

Posted by • 2008-06-15
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