The decade of the 1930s was marked by fashion and style.
The first issue of the Japanese fashion magazine, the “Busty Girl’s” (更菜茶品美女, lit.
“Busted Girl’s”), was published in 1933.
It was a popular issue that featured models in all sorts of outfits, from casual clothing to formal and high-end.
In the decades following, the magazine was taken over by a new breed of magazines called “Shingeki no Kyojin” (新時移動員新年, lit “Supernatural Fashion”).
The title of the magazine’s first issue was “Sculpture of the Future”.
In its early days, the style magazine featured models dressed in “normal” clothes, including dresses, skirts, tops, skirts and bottoms.
However, by 1940, the magazines’ “regular” magazine, which included more traditional models, was published.
This magazine was known as the “supernatural” style magazine and it featured models that were more like a “superstar”.
A popular fashion model from the 1940s and 50s, known as Jingu (種面, lit, “supermodel”), became famous for her high-fashion look, including wearing very long dresses.
Jingu was also known for her ability to “act”.
Jing, who was also a model, would often have her hair up and make exaggerated facial expressions to create the illusion of a “bust”.
One of the most famous models to wear high-heeled shoes during the 1950s and 60s was Yumiko Hino, known for playing the role of Princess Bubblegum.
Hino also posed in front of a camera, but it was the look that attracted the most attention.
“Jingu” became known as a fashion magazine with a strong emphasis on fashion and fashion trends, and Jingu’s style magazines often featured high-profile models.
For example, in 1955, the Japanese magazine magazine Nippon Bikō published a cover featuring a model dressed in a red dress, with the caption “Jingu: Fashion model”.
As the 1960s drew to a close, the trend of fashion magazine “Shenmue” (高沙高店) began to appear in the United States.
One example of the style magazines was the style “Fashioning Style” (花殿高高校, lit in English as “Flirt Style”), which appeared in 1957.
Another magazine was the “Supermodel” style (菅実高宮, lit., “Supermodels”), which published from 1959-62.
According to an article published in the book “The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Japan”, there were a total of 15 different magazines published by Jingu in the period.
Among the magazines were “Superman”, “Jing”, “Yumiko”, “Super”, “Dressy Style”, “Model Style”, and “Style Magazine”.
This article is from The Guardian and is republished here with permission.