The Showa Era Lifestyle Museum exhibits objects of daily life during the Showa Era (1926–1989) with an emphasis on the post war period and the economic miracle (1946 – 1991).
The many exhibits of the Showa Era Lifestlye Museum elicit the feelings of “natsukashii” (nostalgia) among local and Japanese visitors. This offers a unique and intimate insight into Japanese daily life during the “economic miracle” a time when Japan experienced record economic growth.
Many of Japan’s consumer goods and technology reached the far corners of the globe during this period. So curious overseas visitors may even find some familiar items from their own histories sparking their own “Natsukashii” moment.
The museum attracts over 40,000 visitors annually and was the winner of the first Japanese Museum Association Award in 2020 credited for their “reminisce program” for the elderly. The Showa Era Lifestyle Museum was opened to the public in 1990 and is managed through Kitanagoya City.