Fascinating photos of life in 1920s Japan

Step back in time and explore Japan's "Roaring Twenties" with these rare vintage photos

Stars Insider

08/07/21 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE History

Just like the Western world, Japan experienced its own version of the Roaring Twenties. This decade in between World Wars was a time of modernization and progress for Japan, with burgeoning artistic scenes and a newfound desire for democracy. However, it was also a period of political instability, and many other global disasters influenced the daily life of Japanese people. The aftermath of World War I and the "Spanish flu" epidemic were still keenly felt. In 1923, Tokyo and its surroundings were devastated by the Great Kantō earthquake.

All in all, the 1920s were tumultuous but fascinating years in Japanese history. Click through the following gallery to start your journey through time.

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