展示:輪タク / Rintaku

新館2階
Annex 2nd fl.
輪タク(1940~1950年代)
Rintaku (around 1940~1950, Japan)

車両解説 / Vehicle Description

自転車の前後あるいは側面に人を乗せるための客室をつけた乗り物で、人力で動く。戦前、戦中にかけて「更生車」などと呼ばれ、街を走っていたが、終戦直後も乗り物不足のなかで、主に市街地の交通手段として使われた。

This type of vehicle -- a bicycle rickshaw with a cart attached to its front, rear, or side -- was dubbed the kouseisha (revived rickshaw). It was commonly seen in Japan before and during WWII, and briefly remained in demand even after the war in order to cover a shortage of vehicles in city areas.

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