the Hans Gruen Postcard Collection

Yokohama8 - The coffee firm Arbuckle Bros. of New York issued this trade card in 1891. The lithograph shows what they appear to have regarded as typical Japanese scenes. Interesting is the picture of the Hotel Gan Kiro. In reality, the Gankiro was a widely known house of prostitution which had been established by the Japanese government for Westerners in 1859, at the time of opening of Yokohama.

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