At the Togetsukyo Bridge
A photo journal of my maiden voyage (pun intended due to the rain) in a rickshaw in Kyoto in black & white...and a little color.
In the "taxi stand" they clean, polish and maintain their riskshaws.
The "human-horse gallops" across the bridge
The rickshaw, which originates from Japan, was invented in 1869. The name is an alteration of jinrikisha, the Japanese name, which literally translate to "man-powered carriage". I got to know it as a riksja, the Afrikaans for rickshaw that was brought from India to South Africa, where they were pulled by Zulus and mostly used in the city of Durban. Today hand-drawn rickshaws serve mainly as tourist attractions in many cities.
Down Main Street
And up steep hilly, narrow alleys where they sell ice cream, raincoats and umbrellas
Until you get to a bamboo grove, generally known as Bamboo Avenue
The cemetery at the top of a curved road
Walking back to Main Street in the rain