Japan, in the years that followed the war, wasn’t quite as vibrant, colourful and head-fuckingly forward-thinking as it is now. Much of it destroyed by American bombs, Japan’s pride and economy lay in tatters. Slowly but surely, an intense period of creativity, laser-sharp focus and a successful Olympic Games event in Tokyo during the early 60s led to Japan establishing itself as an economic and cultural powerhouse. This excellent show at the always-on-point Open Eye Gallery featured over 100 images and does an impressive job of reflecting the country’s headstrong, sometimes turbulent, decades that followed WWII’s conclusion.

Open Eye Gallery
Mann Island, Liverpool

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