Friday, November 24, 2006

A rickshaw

This is a rickshaw for sightseeing.

Geikos, geisha girls, in Shinbashi, a part of Tokyo, used to get on it, not taxi, to go from Okiya, the waiting house, to a Japanese restaurant. Why do they use a taxi? Partly because its lower ceiling is a little inconvenient for their big and tall wigs.


At 12:12 PM, Anonymous jing said...

interesting view.and interesting story about geisha girls...
if weather is nice, the rickshaw is a nice choice for sightseeing i think.


At 1:11 PM, Blogger Kate said...

i first saw rickshaws in India, but never rode on one because I couldn't bring myself to ride in something being pulled by another human being. Bicycle rickshaws in my mind were not as physically difficult, but I didn't ride on those either. Instead I used the, what are they called? Put, puts, Tut tuts?? It was long ago so I don't remember.

At 7:40 AM, Blogger macky said...

jing: Thank you for the comments. I wonder if the rickshaw exists in China.
kate: Rickshaw comes from jinrikisha(人力車) in Japanese. When I went to India and Bangradish, I rode on bicycle rickshaws.

At 7:03 AM, Blogger kaa said...

there used to be rickshaws too in singapore. now we still have the bicycle rickshaws, called trishaws. they are mainly used for tourists for sightseeing.


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