A confident young Japanese woman in modern dress and hairdo during the early Showa Period (1926-1989).
Japanese women first started to experiment with Western fashion during the Meiji Period (1868-1912). By the 1920s, the trendy moga (modern girl) sporting the latest Western fashion and short fashionable hairstyles, had made her entry.
The woman in this photo is the same person as in 1930s • Woman with Modern Hairdo, in this image it shows more of her modern dress as well as part of the Western-style studio.
For more information, read the earlier article.
Reference for Citations
Duits, Kjeld (). 1930s: Modern Woman, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on October 1, 2022 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/731/modern-woman
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