Crown Prince Hirohito spent a couple of weeks in Taiwan in April 1923 inspecting things, in this case the Taiwan Grand Shrine, which he trooped around on April 17th. This was the top Shinto shrine in the colony. There's a hotel there now. Source.
The biggest-grossing Hollywood movie of 1923, The Covered Wagon, opened on this day ninety-three years ago. It was the first epic Western, and got the epic treatment, with a musical score and a 25-cent program (above). Read about it here and watch it here.
On this day in 1923 the musical comedy Runnin' Wild opened on Broadway. One of the musical numbers was "The Charleston," which launched the dance craze for which the Twenties are famous. 1925 piano roll. Things didn't trend quite so quickly ninety years ago: the Charleston was still going strong in 1927.
Views of the Twelve Storey Tower, in the Asakusa district outside Tokyo, before and after the Great Kanto Earthquake of September 1, 1923. This post is really just an opportunity to direct you to this excellent website about the quake.