The 1001 Facets of Japan
Come and set foot in a legendary land full of contrasts, relax in the famous zen gardens and weave in and out of the narrow and lively streets of an effervescent neighbourhood.
Europa Expo promises to take you on an exciting journey to discover the different faces of Japan. It is a country that boasts a culture steeped in ancestral traditions whose echoes still resonate today. From gastronomy to religion, including Tokyo, Godzilla and manga, enjoy an immersive journey that visits every corner of the Japanese archipelago.
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The exhibition will take you to mediate in a zen garden and invite you through the Torii gateways for a meeting with Buddha. Discover the origin of the Geishas and the legendary Samurai before giving free rein to your clairvoyant instincts by writing a note on an omikuji wall.
Take a spiritual journey through the Japanese arts. From pictorial art to origami, table arts and tattoos, let yourself be charmed by the artistic heritage of this mythical archipelago.
Explore a real Japanese alley and enjoy the sobriety of a typical house’s interior decoration.
Listen to the fantastical tales of the Japanese Emperors before being teleported into the buzzing modern world: visit a capsule hotel, stroll down a street in Tokyo and come face to face with Godzilla. Vending machines, motorbikes, neon lights, karaoke... it is as if you were there!
After a detour via Japanese cinema, under no circumstances should you miss the display on Japanese popular culture: prepare your jutsus and put on your best cosplay outfits in the manga zone to tackle Goldorak, Naruto, Sangoku and many more. Take a trip back in time to discover the cartoons and video games that lit up your childhood and find out which ones are popular today.