Yokohama9 - One of
the brothels in Eiraku-cho was widely known as Number Nine or
Jinpuro (Nectarine) which was mentioned by Rudyard Kipling in
his 1894 poem "McAndrew's Hymn": "Blot out the
wastrel hours of mine in sin when I abode \ Jane Harrigan's
an' Number Nine, the Reddick an' Grant Road". The madam
was known in the Far East as "Mother Jesus".