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Nippon Modern: Japanese Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano


This book is a study of Japanese cinema in the 1920s and 1930s, a period in which the country’s film industry was at its most prolific and a time when cinema played a singular role in shaping Japanese modernity. During the interwar period, the signs of modernity were ubiquitous in Japan’s urban architecture, literature, fashion, advertising, popular music, and cinema. The reconstruction of Tokyo following the disastrous earthquake of 1923 highlighted the extent of this cultural transformation, and the Japanese film industry embraced the reconfigured space as an expression of the modern. Shochi ... More

Keywords: Japanese cinema, Japanese film industry, Japanese modernity, Shochiku Kamata Film Studios, filmmaking, Tokyo, modern films

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780824831820
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824831820.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano, author
Carleton University