|Above, a postcard of Ginza Crossing during the Showa period.|
When a Godzilla fan thinks of the Showa period, they generally think of more entertaining and inventive movies featuring their favorite monsters along with Tomoyuki Tanaka, Ishiro Honda and Eiji Tsuburaya.
However, the Showa period is looked upon differently by Japanese society. Some think of the period as "the good ol' days," while others are glad it's over.
Rocket News 24 has an interesting article on a recent online poll of Japanese netizens and the results are interesting.
The results are listed in the article that begins with:
The Showa period (1926-1989) was a time of immense change for Japan when the country went from being an imperial power to a poverty-stricken post-war nation and then becoming an economic powerhouse that dominated automotive and electronic industries around the world. Twenty-seven years since that era ended and the current Heisei era began, fond memories of “Showa Japan” still flood many Japanese minds.
But a recent online poll asked netizens to take off their rose-tinted glasses and consider the aspects of daily Showa-period life that, while seeming completely normal back then, would be unthinkable now. Join us after the jump for a look at the slightly grim feedback.To read the results, go here.