November 16, 2010

Mizu Shoobai " Water Business "

Running water is not thought of as having a fixed rate of flow. Sometimes the water comes out strong, sometimes weak. Such is the " Fluid " nature of the income levels for certain businesses. Mizu shoobai includes a variety of entertainment businesses - Tea house, entertainment spots, bars, massage parlors, and houses of prostitution.
According to another etymologicak source, these businesses were situated along riverbanks, and thus the " water business."

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