- On his return to the railroad the tourist would do well to take a jinrikisha ride of five miles down through the great avenue of old cryptomeria trees to the little station of Imaichi. - "The Critic in the Orient", George Hamlin Fitch.
- And I would stop at some of the silk shops, though Josiah objected and leaned out of his jinrikisha and sez anxiously: " Don't spend more'n half a dozen rins, Samantha, on dress, for you know we've got more than 10, 000 milds to travel and the tarven bills are high." - "Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife", Marietta Holley.
- The flying jinrikisha, the hair blowing across her cheek, the scarf that fluttered in the breeze, all suggested flight, and flight to the masculine mind is only another term for pursuit. - "The Honorable Percival", Alice Hegan Rice.