Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

Categories: Asia | History | Society

In the land of the Rising Sun since ancient times in many existed professional courtesans, geishas, and prostitutes-the oiran, with which relations were built on a purely commercial basis: "pay money, get sex."

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

Japan was "opened" to the world in the 1850s, but and then for many decades, the future economic superpower remained very trouble country. Few remember now that the "export of prostitution" during the second half of the nineteenth century was an important source of foreign exchange for the Japanese budget: around 1900, when the business peaked, remittances from working abroad prostitutes for Japanese women was the country's third largest source of foreign exchange earnings.

Japanese ladies of easy virtue, known as the "karayuki-San" (meaning "abroad"), worked throughout Asia, from Sydney to Vladivostok, from Shanghai to Singapore. They usually worked in the brothels, which were owned by Japanese, and often did not know the local languages. Common, by the way, were these Japanese institutions in the Russian Far East (himself Anton Pavlovich Chekhov visited one of them and highly appreciated the quality of sexual service offered by the Japanese specialist).

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

1. 1870-1880-E. Oiran

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

2. 1870. Cayo was the most famous Maiko (apprentice geisha) in the early Meiji period in the Kyoto area

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

3. 1880. The prostitute in your free day

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

4. 1890-1895. Brothel No. 9 in Yokohama

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

5. 1890-1895. Brothel No. 9 in Yokohama

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

6. 1890-1900. Cell with prostitutes

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

7. 1890-1900. Prostitutes behind bars in an unknown brothel

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

8. 1890. Cell with prostitutes — the lowest level of the system of brothels

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

9. 1890. A prostitute of a brothel, No. 9, Tokyo

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

10. 1890. Prostitutes of a brothel, No. 9

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

11. 1890. Prostitutes of a brothel # 9 Kakegawa

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

12. 1890. Six prostitutes on call waiting for customers

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

13. 1892-1895. Prostitutes of a Brothel # 9 Kanagawa

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

14. 1892-1895. Prostitutes of the brothel nectarine No. 9 in the town of Kanagawa Prefecture near the entrance to the school

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

15. 1895-1915. Prostitutes behind bars in an unknown brothel

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

16. 1895. A brothel. "Cherry blossom" in Yokohama

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

17. 1895. Prostitutes of a brothel, No. 9, Tokyo

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

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Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

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Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

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Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

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Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

22. 1897. Prostitutes have the day off. Quarter isiwara

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

23. 1899. Prostitutes waiting for customers

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

24. 1899. The picture of the hooker from the album the brothel

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

25. 1900-05. The parade of the oiran

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

26. 1900-1915 Oiran

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

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Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

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Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

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Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

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Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

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Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

32. 1905. Tea ceremony in the style of Genroku

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

33. 1906. About-Sana San, a geisha district, Yoshi-Cho in Tokyo

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

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Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

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Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

36. 1908. The famous geisha from Tokyo O-Hana-San in a dress for visits

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

37. 1908. Maiko (the apprentice geisha)

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

38. 1908. Dance festival of the geisha in Shinbashi

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

39. 1909. The oiran

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

40. 1909. The procession of the oiran in the Shimabara (Kyoto)

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

41. 1909. Six Maiko

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

42. 1910. Eight Maiko show their darari-no-Obi

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

43. 1910. Geisha of Kamogawa

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

44. 1910. Maiko (the apprentice geisha)

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

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Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

46. 1913. A geisha from the Shinbashi Otomaru

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

47. The oiran

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

48. Prostitutes of a brothel # 9 Kanagawa in the output

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

49. Prostitutes of a brothel, No. 9

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

50. Prostitutes of a brothel No. 9 in Yokohama

Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

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Prostitutes of Japan XIX century

52. The most famous oiran

Keywords: 19th century | Prostitutes | Japan

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