Rickshaw (Jinrikisha)

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A man is pulling a rickshaw, in which a passenger is fanning himself while looking towards the viewer.
A rickshaw is a light vehicle traditionally pulled by a man who runs in front. It has two wheels and can carry one or two people. It was mostly used in Asia and particularly in Japan, where it first appeared under the name of jinrikisha. It quickly replaced the palanquin, a litter-vehicle which remained in use in places such as mountains where rickshaws couldn’t go.
The caption reads in the original French: La djinrintcha (voiture chinoise).

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