It's not just about the color. The patterns on some of the clothing of the main characters in Demon Slayer has more meaning than you might think. Demon Slayer is set in historical Japan, the Taisho Era to be exact, somewhere between 1912 and 1926.May 26, 2022
Taishō period, (1912–26) period in Japanese history corresponding to the reign of the Taishō emperor, Yoshihito (1879–1926). It followed the Meiji period and represented a continuation of Japan's rise on the international scene and liberalism at home.Aug 27, 2022
In the early Taisho era, Kimono such as Omeshi, Meisen, Oshima Tsumugi, and Yellow Hachijo were favored, and the colors were mostly plain such as black and gray. However, as time went on, kimono with bold patterns and flashy colors emerged, as well as Western-style designs that resembled Western clothing.
- While Japan's display of interest into Western appearances during the Meiji era was limited mainly to its few-in-number socio-economic elites, the Taisho era saw people from its more numerous urban middle class find affinity with Western sensibilities, including fashion.
- Architectures from the Taisho period were beautifully built with a combination of western and traditional style. Bankoro was built in 1917, and Seien Bunko was built in 1925 to celebrate the anniversaries for Shibusawa Eiichi who is known as “the father of Japanese capitalism”.
- They recreated the townscape during the Taisho period which allows visitors to see the historical sites such as the city hall and the cafe where cultural people used to love to have tea. There is a package where you can wear costumes inspired by Taisho culture and walk in them around Taishomura.