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Yoshiwara red light district
Taito ku Senzoku 3-20
  • Have you heard Yoshiwara Yukaku?
  • I've heard of them.
  • A person's name?
  • It is the place name.
  • The place that men like.
  • I'm not sure.
  • It is a nightlife district in Edo era.
  • What is that place it for doing?
  • The action of consorting with a whore.
  • What mean whore?
  • She make love with customer.
  • Why?
  • You are too neat and clean.
  • Their clothes are showy.
  • There are a lot of Ukiyoe prints.
  • What are they called in the Edo era?
  • They were called Yuujyo.
  • Is it not Oiran?
  • Oiran mean a high-class prostitute.
  • Highest-class prostitute is Tayuu.
  • There were not highest-class prostitute in Edo era.
  • Oiran is mainstream.
  • Why is there the little girl?
  • Little girls have been bought. They were called Kamuro.
  • Little girls help the Oiran.
  • Where are they bought?
  • Poor family.
  • Girls in the country?
  • There were many girls from North-Eastern area.
  • Did girls have a dialect?
  • They hid a dialect by unique words.
  • The unique words is Arinsu language.
  • What is it?
  • Their end of a word is unique.
  • Wa-Chi-Wa Oi-Ran De A-Rin-Su.
  • funny.
  • Does she work forever here?
  • Until a debt disappears.
  • Or getting old.
  • How old?
  • 27 years old.
  • When somebody takes over a debt?
  • There was the person who became a lover.
  • I see.
  • Do you know where Yoshiwara Yukaku was?
  • Do you?
  • I don't know.
  • Uncharted place.
  • Is it a fiction?
  • It was in Nihon Zutsumi.
  • That is here Taito-ku.
  • Asakusa is near.
  • It is far to walk.
  • Look at that.
  • Omon Yoshiwara.
  • Is Omon mean the big gate?
  • Here was an entrance of Yoshiwara.
  • Other exits?
  • The place that was shut in.
  • Customer felt a great tug at parting.
  • There was a willow there.
  • They call this place Looking back willow.
  • Yoshiwara Yukaku is only a little way ahead.
  • I can't see it.
  • There is not it now.
  • I wanted to see it.
  • This is the Yoshiwara Shrine.
  • There were five Shinto shrines in old days.
  • There is only one now.
  • A prostitute prayed here.
  • What did they pray for?
  • This is the Yoshiwara Benzaiten.
  • Quiet place.
  • There is a goldfish.
  • What is that drawing?
  • A student drew that.
  • What was here?
  • Large pond.
  • The name is Benten Pond.
  • Where did the pond go to?
  • They filled pond up in old days.
  • When The Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923.
  • The big fire here.
  • They closed the gate.
  • Why?
  • They can't run away from fire.
  • Woman that they were bought.
  • Because Yukaku don't want to miss woman.
  • What the hell is that?
  • What did they do?
  • Woman jumped into the pond.
  • And, 490 peoples died.
  • What a sad story this is.
  • Peoples made statue for dead woman.
  • She looks sad.
  • GHQ prohibits human traffic after war.
  • They established the Anti-Prostitution Law in 1956.
  • Yoshiwara red light district was over.
  • I don't want to be sold.
  • Do you want to go the temple which is thrown in?
  • What do they throw in?
  • The body of the prostitute.
  • Okay, Let's go at our work.