Destination: Yoshiwara – Part 1

“Voice of the Mirror”, the sequel to “Voice of the Sword”, is set in three historical time periods – one of which is Yoshiwara, the notorious Red Light district of the Edo Period (400 years ago). The place name Yoshiwara was taken off official maps after WWII, but echoes still linger today, such as this dodgy hostess club “Mr. Dandy” which stands where the Houses of the Oirasan stood, and where ladies of the night sat plucking their shamisens to lure masked, kimono-clad revelers to their chambers.

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