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Visual Feed: Teenage Wasteland – Japanese Youth In Revolt, 1964

LIFE magazine releases a set of intimate portraits depicting a generation of Tokyo's wayward youths circa 1964

Posted by Meisy Cheong

LIFE magazine recently published some never-before-seen images shot by Michael Rougier, on assignment in Tokyo in 1964. The stark images capture a generation of pill-popping rebellious youths, ‘hurtling towards oblivion’. It’s a fascinating insight into a generation trapped within the confines of a culture notorious for its conformity.

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