While in Takayama we decided to also step by the Showa Museum. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect of it but I was pleasantly surprised at how fun and interesting this place was. The museum presents displays, objects & memorabilia dedicated to the Showa period (1926–1989). Walking through the museum evokes feelings of nostalgia to a time you have never lived through and longing for places you’ve never experienced. I was born in the early 90’s and adore Japanese movies, especially from the 1950’s-1970’s period, so there is definitely some sense of creeping familiarity with the items presented (are there people who were kids during the 80’s/early 90s who didn’t secretly turn on their tvs to play on a Super Nintendo or a Sega console while parents weren’t home? Just me and my sister?) and the displays. I love history but the things that fascinate me about it are not wars and conquests but daily lives of regular people and this museum captures this fascination of mine perfectly.
address: ６ Shimoichinomachi, Takayama, Gifu 506-0843, Japan