the Hans Gruen Postcard Collection

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".

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