This photograph is taken near Asakusa Station of a subway on the way home after having carried out to cherry blossom viewing in Asakusa. The rickshaw is a car by the human power for conveying people. A passenger is put on a car with two rings arranged horizontally, and it has the structure where a rickshaw man pulls this. A passenger's seat is one person or a two-seater. In Japan, it was mainly used as a transportation device of Taisho and in early stages of Showa from Meiji era. However, it declined quickly with a peak of 1926 by the spread of a carriage, or railroads and cars. And, it is not seen except a prominent tourist spot. In Asakusa of the Tokyo downtown area, many rickshaws are seen. A rickshaw man picks up a passenger and travels several sightseeing spots while explaining. A rickshaw man's clothes reproduce that time. He has put on a short coat, long drawers, rubber-soled tabi, the belt, and the bamboo hat, usually.
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guld (1042) 2012-04-22 6:27
Hello Mikio! This photo is so amazing to me.The stance of the rickshaw driver is a perfect in motion. I love the contribution of the red blanket. It is truly a beautiful piece of culture.
holmertz (40101) 2012-04-22 11:27
The red blanket and several ther red items, as well as the blue jacket to the right, make this a very colourful and eye-catching photo. Also the zebra crossing and the hunched posture of the rickshaw-puller are very strong features of the composition. Personally I don't like to be pulled around like this by someone using his bare hands and strength.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-04-22 14:08
I enjoy pictures like this where daily life is well presented. We don't get to see the person who is pulling as he is concentrating at his work. The passengers look cheerful. Like the atmosphere, colors and sharpness.
shevchenko (19271) 2012-04-22 21:22
Nice to see an old type of rickshaw that still running on the road at modern day, seem it is a sight attraction to the visitors on the street, lively daily life photo, interesting composition, good shoot.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-04-23 7:00
I love this photo, and how you captured the attitude of the man bending under stress. The picture is very composed and framed bine. I also like to discover the expression of passengers, and pedestrians. The light, colors and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
abmdsudi (42690) 2012-04-24 8:30
In this shot I feel there are two strong elements that make a lot of difference and strong imapct tho this shot. Your closeness and selectively you have picked up the vivid red into the composition. The rest flows smoothly. Well done, Congrats, TFS
foozi (7101) 2012-04-25 5:20
this is indeed a very different one from what we have here. You captured the one with lively colors and cheerful people in its. Exciting mood shown and presented.
The color of the road is exciting and catchy too.
kennyblack (4207) 2012-11-07 8:17
beautiful image with a strange position of the person who pulls the riksho. It 'nice to see people happy and smiling and lucky you that you have been able to capture this beautiful image very well defined with excellent and natural coloring.
The best greetings, have a nice evening ... Marino
ikeharel (56104) 2013-05-04 1:03
Noticed right away, how the people around were astonished to see a modern Rickshaw, and as we know this is only for tourists - i rest assure no men-slavary exist any more...
Fine moment shown, collected well the view and faces expression's.
Have a nice weekend,