April 25, 2009

Rickshaw in Yamamoto-tei

Rickshaw in yamamoto-tei
yamamoto-tei
This rickshaw is set on an entrance of yamamoto-tei.
English word, "rickshaw" came from Japanese word "jinrikisha".
Jinrikisha literally means human power vehicle.

(Note)
These photos were taken on April 11 , 2009.

8 comments:

m_m said...

"human power vehicle" - great:) I've never seen such vehicle "live". Very oriental for me:)

JM said...

Now I know the origin of the word. Thanks, Nobu! :-)

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting post!
Great pictures !
Léia

Malyss said...

I did not know that the name came from the japanese language. I saw such "vehicles" on Hiroshige paintings..

Vogon Poet said...

Very nice image, I thought that rickshaw were mostly chinese.
Anyway I prefer another 'human power vehicle': the bike! Anyone has to pedal for himself...

amatamari said...

Thank you! Is always so interesting what we publish!!!

Marc said...

I like that linguistic lesson. Human power vehicle sounds like a very straight forward description.

Ayie said...

I saw rickshaw in india, didn't know it originated in jap.

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