Sugiura Hisui, "The Only Subway in the East". Colour litograph, Japanese, 1927 Celebration poster for the subway that goes from Ueno to Asakusa (downtown Tokyo) - the only subway train you see in East Asia... (
MOBO MOGA – meaning Modern Boy Modern Girl, refers to modern Japanese individuals in the 1930′s. Avant Garde, individualism were much celebrated in art, fashion and lifestyle. Much of this part of history was ignored both in Japan and the world because of the actual horrors of the war immediately followed.
First of all, a Kimono Princess shuns typical seasonal designs and colors. Pink for cherry blossom season? So 10th century...unless it's the kimono LINING! Vintage jazz-age patterns or modern ironic graphics are the most popular for new style kimono hime.
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mo-ga, c. 1925 by Ogawa Gesshu. “Modern girls モダンガール (modan gaaru?) were Japanese women who followed Westernized fashions and lifestyles in the 1920s. These moga were Japan’s equivalent of America’s flappers, India’s kallege ladki, Germany’s neue Frauen, France’s garçonnes, or China’s modeng xiaojie.