The molding beauty of age - light and shadow modern for 1,920s - 30s
In the times from the 1920s through the 30s, we overcame dire disaster of World War I that posed deep shadow leaving big scar in each country, and new art culture to give off brilliance in force of the revival flowered.
In our country, as for this time, was heated in world war boom by increase of export under the influence of hit, the Great War early in the Showa era from last years of Taisho era; was just after. Tokyo was reborn through revival plan from damage caused by the Great Kanto Earthquake of (1923) to modern city in 1923 and had change for life of people led by youth who was sensitive to the fashion. In the world of art, new creation affected by Western expressionism or surrealism began, and many eager works was brought about. As for the Emperor Showa who was the Crown Prince, European countries were called at in 1921 while it looked like it and were touched the highest art. At this time, including articles taken home with, modern art industrial art object given from home and abroad in occasion of later Imperial Family auspicious event was used as interior decoration of the Imperial Court.
With European art industrial art object which is produced by book exhibition in that time, and was given the Imperial Family, we introduce work which expressed romance, society manners and customs at the same period to be called Showa modishness in work and the Taisho era of our country affected by new art style of the West including are deko.