週刊サンケイ. [Shūkan Sankei]. Weekly Sankei Magagine. SHIOTANI TOSHIO, 塩谷壽雄.

週刊サンケイ. [Shūkan Sankei]. Weekly Sankei Magagine.

産業経済新聞社. Showa 34 [1959]. Stock ID #162315

2 issues : Volume. 8, no. 29 published on 10 July Showa 34 [1959] ; volume. 8, no. 37 published in 24 August Showa 34 [1959]. Profusely illustrated throughout with black and white photographic illustrations, a few in colour, large fold out image of Ichinose Chieko, Original colour pictorial wrappers, one issue damaged with loss upper margins of last leaves including wrappers. Special issues featuring Japanese beauty queens Kojima Akiko and Ichinose Chieko. Kojima Akiko won the crown at the 8th Miss Universe World Tournament held in 1959 (Showa 34), becoming the first Asian woman to win the award. Ichinose, who was the Japanese representative in the 1959 Miss World competition, is celebrated as representing "healthy beauty". There is an article on the Japanese national Miss Universe competition, and double page spreads in which each of the previous Japanese competitors in the international competition recalls her experiences. An article by a university professor explains that the physique of Japanese women has improved, as can be seen if you see them next to their mothers. He attributes this mainly to the "liberated life" that they have led in the post-war period. The special issue also features a list of Japanese women competing to represent their country in the 1960 Miss World and Miss University contests, complete with vital statistics.

Interesting magazines for seeing the changes in fashion trends and awareness of beauty in the 1960s. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 162315).

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