Karayuki-san

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From 1860's to 1920, Japanese women traveled abroad to work as prostitutes. They traveled to the most remote places, often coinciding with "frontier" places where there were more men (laborers) than women - Siberia, Singapore, Penang (Malaysia), Vietnam, Australia, Bornea, Calcutta, Bombay, Madagascar, Seattle, Cranbrook (Canada), west coast of Africa... This board is devoted to the traces of their lives.

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娼婦に美人はいない。美人には引く手数多(あまた)の縁談があった 高校に入学してまもなく樋口さんという女性を見初めた。下の名はたしか「ときこ」という漢字三文字だったと思う。級友からは、「ぐっちゃん」という愛称で呼ばれ...

Days of Revolt: The Moral Bankruptcy of the Left on Prostitution-- Lee Lakeman and Alice Lee interviewed by Chris Hedges Vintage Labels, Vintage Posters, Sisters Of Mercy, Indochine, Japanese Geisha, Vietnam War, Korean Women, The Past, Asia
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[Photos] The Japanese Prostitutes of Colonial Vietnam | Saigoneer

Over at her Saigon - Cho Lon blog, Chen Bichun recently explored one of the many rarely discussed layers of history – the thousands of Japanese women who were forced into prostitution across Asia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. ...

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Hylam Street, Singapore

Malay Street, Singapore, where many of the Japanese brothels were History Of Singapore, Singapore Photos, Singapore Food, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Infernal Affairs, Straits Settlements, British Colonial Style

Malay Street, Singapore

From the late 19th century until the Second World War, the area around Middle Road, Hylam Street and Malay Street in Singapore was also a bustling Japanese enclave known for its brothels of Karayuki-san and traditional shops run by the Japanese immigrants; "its brothel quarter known to every sailorman trading East." (Stan Hugill Sailortown Pg. 292). The bosun in 'Hotel Room In Chartres' says to the other sailors on the train - “see you in Malay Street”. "They (prostitutes) sat on cushions…

(not sure whether she is a karayuki-san from her kimono and hair - maybe a brothel owner? Japanese Photography, Travel Abroad, Vintage Japanese, Geisha, Southeast Asia, Old Photos, Singapore, Hair, Kimonos

(not sure whether she is a karayuki-san from her kimono and hair - maybe a brothel owner?) Singapore

[Photos] The Japanese Prostitutes of Colonial Vietnam Vietnam History, Travel Abroad, Southeast Asia, Night Life, Colonial, The Past, Poster, Africa, Japanese

[Photos] The Japanese Prostitutes of Colonial Vietnam | Saigoneer

Over at her Saigon - Cho Lon blog, Chen Bichun recently explored one of the many rarely discussed layers of history – the thousands of Japanese women who were forced into prostitution across Asia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. ...

Women, Overseas Sex Work and Globalization in Meiji Japan

Karayuki-san: The forgotten Japanese prostitution era

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An poster sized print, approx (other products available) - Nine Japanese Women living in Tonkin Region of North Vietnam. Date: circa 1906 - Image supplied by Mary Evans Prints Online - Poster printed in the USA Fine Art Prints, Canvas Prints, North Vietnam, Vintage Labels, France, Vintage Photographs, Old Pictures, Photographic Prints, Wonderful Images
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娼婦に美人はいない。美人には引く手数多(あまた)の縁談があった 高校に入学してまもなく樋口さんという女性を見初めた。下の名はたしか「ときこ」という漢字三文字だったと思う。級友からは、「ぐっちゃん」という愛称で呼ばれ...

dancing women in Hanoi Travel Abroad, Hanoi, Southeast Asia, Vintage Photos, Vietnam, Coast, Africa, Japanese, Dancing

dancing women in Hanoi