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趣吧!與百年前的趣味相遇

Chill Bar in the Early 20th Century!

傳統臺灣社會以農業生活為核心,秉持著「勤有功、戲無益」的觀念,唯有酬神節慶之際,辛勤工作的農民們才有徹底享受的時光。日本時代以後,新的生活觀念與時間曆法的調整,使人們出現更多自由時間,而活動寫真、蓄音機等多種新式娛樂,以及公園、動物園和海水浴場等公共休憩空間的出現,更改變了臺灣人在農業社會的生活習慣與休閒節奏。

 

在新舊觀念並行的日本時代,興趣、休閒的好壞詮釋也是因人而異。像是飽受批評的歌仔戲、麻將,仍受不少知識分子、仕紳喜愛,甚至沉迷。臺灣總督府則刻意將文協人士所反對的興趣、休閒,加以扶植或鼓勵,成為社會運動角力的一環。總體來說,知識分子希望藉由推廣正向的興趣活動,來提升臺灣整體社會文化與大眾軟實力。對於殖民統治者而言,提供民眾從事休閒、養成興趣的時間及空間,也不失為掌握民心、表現帝國威望的手段。

 

本次展覽結合史料的靜態展陳與新媒體互動科技,展現出日本時代的臺灣休閒興趣百花齊放的樣態。看見百年前臺灣的興趣和休閒,也能一探時社會生活樣貌的轉變。

 

準備好就讓我們從這裡開始

趣吧!與百年前的趣味相遇! 

           

Adhering to the concept of “diligence is beneficial, playing isn’t”, the agricultural lifestyle has been at the core of traditional society in Taiwan. The only leisure time for hard-working farmers was during festivals where they made offerings to the gods.  After the Japanese colonial period, new lifestyles and adjustments of the calendar and time system have given people more free time. In addition, the habits and rhythm of leisure for Taiwanese people have altered since the appearance of new forms of entertainment, such as photography and phonographs, as well as various recreational public spaces such as parks, zoos, and beaches.

 

During the coexistence of new and old concepts during the Japanese colonial period, the interpretation of leisure also depended on each person. For example, the much-criticized Taiwanese operas and the game of mahjong still had the favor of many intellectuals - some were even addicted to them. Meanwhile, the Governor-General of Taiwan deliberately supported or encouraged hobbies and leisure activities opposed by members of the cultural association to go against  social movements. In general, intellectuals hoped to enhance the overall social culture and public soft power by promoting beneficial hobbies and activities. For colonial rulers, providing the public with time and space to cultivate leisure activities was also a means to gain the support of the people while demonstrating the power of the empire. 


 

The exhibition combines the static exhibition of historical materials and the interactive technology of new media, the exhibition creates an experience of new culture and history combined with dynamic and static displays.To show how the Japanese colonial era became Taiwan’s period of bloom. Looking at the interests and leisure activities in Taiwan a century ago, it is also possible to explore the transformation of the social lifestyle of that time.

 

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Have Fun in the Early Twentieth Century!