The 1960s_EN

What was the fashion of this era?

The 1960s was a period of high growth for Japan. Color televisions became available and the Olympics was held in Tokyo. Office workers called workaholic employees emerged and women office workers called office ladies also increased. With the appearance of Twiggy, the mini skirt boomed and colorful clothes increased. It was a time when women took a lead in fashion.


What did Japanese entertainers of this era wear??

The spread of TV into dining rooms strongly influenced entertainment world and its costumes. Just as TV became common, it was said that clothes were a means of communication with the viewers. so a symbolic simplicity was required.

Kigeki actor, FUJIYAMA Kanbi’s clothes when he was an apprentice are exhibited here. The clothes clearly show the character of the role being played.