Modern girls (or "moga") were Japanese women who followed Westernized fashions and lifestyles in the 1920s. Moga were Japan's equivalent of America's flappers.

The period was characterized by the emergence of working class young women with access to money and consumer goods. Moga were depicted as living in the cities, being financially and emotionally independent, choosing their own suitors, and apathetic towards politics.

Thus, the independent moga and the charm of the Roaring Twenties was the inspiration behind this promotional film created by House of the Broken Dragon, produced by international burlesque star and photographer, Bettina May, and starring Japanese performing artist, Masae Satouchi.

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