A transliteration of "Tori-tsukusi hatsune Sugoroku"

Kake-tori (bill collection) 四、Hiki-tori


Hey, you! You say no money left,
no such an old fashioned
excuse attract my ear.
Well, pay it cleanly out
right away now! Still
I have enough places
to fly all Edo around
with my wings fully open.
Otherwise, I can't
rest myself tonight
at all


■From Big Edo Prints■
On account clearing at the half year end and the end of a year

The business accounts in Edo was cleared at Bon and Kure, that is, all the bills were cleared only once or twice a year. So the year end was the dead-end for both debtors and creditors. Bill collections took place until late at night on the last day. There were many run-away at night in Shi-wasu (the last month of a year)