Photographer's Note

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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