Sunday, 15 March 2020


On this day fifty years ago, the World’s Fair Expo ‘70 (previously here and here) held its opening ceremonies in Suita, Osaka Japan.
Orchestrated by architects and civil engineers Kenzo Tange and Uzo Nishiyama, the overarching theme was to be strength in diversity and plurality, and the event that lasted through September was staged as more of a celebration rather than technical exhibition though there were plenty of innovative displays among the pavilions, including early mobile telephony, the first showing of an IMAX film and a maglev train. The area will once again be the venue for the 2025 World’s Fair.