Life of the Post-WWII Japan Through Fascinating Color Pictures

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The Allies occupied Japan at the end of World War II until 1952, during which a new constitution was enacted in 1947 that transformed Japan into a constitutional monarchy.

After 1955, Japan enjoyed very high economic growth, and became a world economic powerhouse.

These fascinating color pics from Tom Smith were taken by his father that documented everyday life of Japan from 1948 to 1950.

Japan, 1948

Countryside waterwheel, Japan, 1948

Farm man resting, Japan, 1948

Farm woman carrying fertilizer, Japan, 1948

Farm worker pulling onions, Japan, 1948

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