The rickshaw is alive and well in Kyoto.
The Chinese characters literally mean "man powered wheel" - and the men (and occasional woman) who pull these elegant rickshaws around Kyoto are indeed powerful.
Tan and sporting heavily muscled calves, the drivers can be found in Arashiyama, around Heian Shrine, along the Path of Nene, and near Philosopher's Path.
They wear tabi boots and tight-fitting pants, and cut quite a figure as they zoom around town.
These two were looking for customers along Philosopher's Path.
Photo ©Matsuda Mona
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