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coins in Edo

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  • Greve Gabi
    kogarashi ya nijuu shimon no yuujogoya winter wind-- a twenty-four cent whorehouse Kobayashi Issa Charging just 24 mon, the price of about two bowls of rice in
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      kogarashi ya nijuu shimon no yuujogoya

      winter wind--
      a twenty-four cent
      whorehouse

      Kobayashi Issa

      Charging just 24 mon, the price of about two bowls of rice in Issa's day, the women in the little shack are the lowest grade of prostitute.
      Tr. David Lanoue

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      And a bit more about the cheap "four mon shops" in Edo.
      http://haikutopics.blogspot.jp/2006/06/coin-zeni.html

      Enjoy Japanese Culture

      Gabi



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