This research explores the use of Cantilever chairs as seen in Japanese films between 1945 and 1952. These chairs were used in 19 out of 107 selected films. Several conclusions may be drawn from a comparison of the types of chairs and the scenes in which they were used in, in their respective films during World War II: 1) Two films in 1946 and 1947 depict scenes featuring Cantilever chairs in pre-war and wartime periods. 2) One may conjecture that the Cantilever chairs used in films after 1947 ware manufactured after the war; however, bamboo plywood chairs emulating pre-war design appeared more frequently than expected in post-war films. 3) When compared to films from the pre-war period, the chairs are mostly depicted in scenes within commercial establishments, especially downtown entertainment venues such as cabaret clubs and dance halls. There is, however, just one instance of the use of Cantilever chairs in wealthy family’s private residence. 4) The use of Cantilever chairs in films reached its peak in 1949 and subsequently dwindled. From this information, we can surmise that the pre-war sense of modernism prevailed until around the 1950s.