Sunday, 16 March 2014

Rickshaw Tour

Rickshaw Tour in Asakusa, Japan
4 Jun 2013 | From Isabel Reyes of Philippines

Isabel, a friend and former colleague, gave me this postcard as souvenir from her recent business trip to Japan.

A pulled rickshaw (or ricksha) is a mode of human-powered transport by which a runner draws a two-wheeled cart which seats one or two persons.

Rickshaws are commonly believed to have been invented in Japan in the 1860s, at the beginning of a rapid period of technical advancement. In the 19th century, rickshaw pulling became an inexpensive, popular mode of transportation across Asia.

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