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70209-0003 - Japanese firefighters performing acrobatic stunts, 1900s

Yokohama, 1900s
Dezome-shiki

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Medium Postcard
Period Meiji
Location Yokohama
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Firefighters in happi coats perform acrobatic stunts on top of bamboo ladders. The ladder stunts were the main event of Japanese New Year celebrations.

The demonstrations, called dezome-shiki, were intended to warn people of the dangers of fire, and to demonstrate the agility and courage of the firefighters.

For detailed information about fires in Japan, read Yokohama, 1890s • Dezome-shiki.

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Duits, Kjeld (). Yokohama, 1900s: Dezome-shiki, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on May 27, 2022 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/684/yokohama-1900s-dezome-shiki

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