Sunday, 20 January 2013

Posties have it easy nowadays...

Hot on the heels of the groovy 1970's Royal Mail dress-code posters... how about some photos of semi-naked, tattooed, Japanese Postmen from the 1800's..? 

As you know, the Hikyaku communication system of carrying messages on foot was developed during the Edo period - 1603 to 1868.

Sources -

Retronaut: Tattooed Japanese Mail Runners 
The Samurai Archives Wiki Project: Hikyaku
Wiki: Edo period
Suiesieclub: Japanese delivery style