Normally when we think of Japan during the 1920s - 1940s we think of the rise of fascism and their involvement in WWII. But it's much more complicated than that, which I plan to make a topic of my blog soon. In the meantime I thought others would find this interesting. It's a site I learned about on Steampunk forum, which has images from the Taisho Period (1912 - 1926)
and the Showa Period (1926 - 1989)
. The name of the site is Old Photos of Japan.
Here's a few of the interesting photos from the site:
A 1920s fire drill
Osaka City Hall in Nakanoshima. Built between 1918 and 1921.
Woman in Modern Dress circa 1930's
Another woman in modern dress taken circa 1930s
Car on a road some time in 1930s