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Fukui, 1912 by Wolfgang Wiggers

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<br />Fukui, 22 November 1912.

Photographer: Noji, Fukui P.O. The names of the persons are written on the reverse: Kubo, Schäfer, Hokabe, Harukiji, Kotara, servant of the Gokaku (Teahouse), Suzuki.

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Farmers in Japan have created pentagon-shaped fruits. The iyokan citrus fruits or Gokaku no Iyokan were handed out as a good luck charm for students in the upcoming entrance exam season in Yawatahama, Ehime. Gokaku no Iyokan also means sweet smell of success in exams. (Source)