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Expo'70 Pavilion, Suita

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was a world's fair held in Suita, Osaka, Japan, between March 15 and September 13, 1970. The theme of the Expo was "Progress and Harmony for Mankind." In Japanese, Expo '70 is often referred to as Osaka Banpaku. This was the first world's fair held in Japan.The master plan for the Expo was designed by the Japanese architect Kenzo Tange helped by 12 other Japanese architects who designed elements within it. Bridging the site along a north/south axis was the Symbol Zone. Planned on three levels it was primarily a social space which had a unifying space frame roof.BackgroundOsaka was chosen as the site for the 1970 World Exposition by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in 1965. 330 hectares in the Senri Hills outside Osaka had been earmarked for the site and a Theme Committee under the chairmanship of Seiji Kaya was formed. Kenzo Tange and Uzo Nishiyama were appointed to produce the master plan for the Expo. The main theme would be Progress and Harmony for Mankind. Tange invited 12 other architects to elucidate designs for elements within the master plan. These architects included: Arata Isozaki for the Festival Plaza mechanical, electrical and electronic installations; and Kiyonori Kikutake for the Landmark Tower.Master planTwo main principles informed the idea of the master plan. The first was the idea that the wisdom of all the peoples of the world would come together in this place and stimulate ideas; the second was that it would be less of an exposition and more of a festival. The designers thought that unlike previous expositions they wished to produce a central, unifying, Festival Plaza where people could meet and socialise. They called this the Symbol Zone and covered it and the themed pavilions with a giant space frame roof.
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  • From the end and until the time of the Tower of the Sun. I was licking exhibition was extraordinary, interesting and spectacular exhibitions! More good publicity to get more absolute exhibits, and after you have deployed. It's a waste.. Expo-generation not to look at more then you want at the Expo-generation.
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  • There are various exhibits, feel the atmosphere at the time of Expo. In the eyes of the children who see the latest technology at the time of generation do not know in real time, even I was a little jealous. In addition, is also involved in the construction and development, see lively at the time.
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  • To the East of the Expo Park. Exhibits at the EXPO was held in 1970, fondly of that time like atmosphere enjoyed. Permanent exhibition and temporary exhibitions have been held, the exhibition is a paper ticket. Visited the exhibition put the seal on clothes. Exhibition also suffer a permanent exhibition and exhibition (reduced scale, etc.), to visit for the first time, only the permanent exhibition in also was enough.
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  • This pavilion used to be called the Steel Pavilion and it had its own theme song called the ‘Song of Steel’, it was used as a music hall during the Expo ’70, as you enter the pavilion you can see what is called the ‘Symbol Zone’ scaled model which during Expo ’70 measured 1km long by 150mtrs wide, there’s directional arrows guiding you through the display(English translations are offered at the ‘Entrance Counter’), there’s actual footage of the Expo along with displays and lots of logistical data, well worth the visit.
  • View is good. A relaxing big park. Sometimes fun events are held inside.
  • Good place to know more about Expo '70 in the past
  • This is the Museum Exposition was held in Osaka in 1970. Tour of the first floor is free of charge, visit the second floor adult 200 yen per person is required. It is a Memorial of recommended ports of call during the visit of the Expo Memorial Park. Nostalgia in this museum exhibits numerous things. Like the uniform's example, and was actually used at the Expo venue electric vehicles, electric bikes, companion. Able to fully feel the lively swing at Expo and watching them favor each exhibit photographs and commentary on display, so understand the Expo and the atmosphere (^ ^) in the first half of the route is especially memorable " Space heater "is. Art produces sound and light is very beautiful (^ ^) in sight just can't sit in the seats, but looking through the glass and was impressed!
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  • Outside in the garden of Banpaku Kinen Koen. I use iron/copper Pavilion of the Expo as a Memorial. Old Pavilion of the great. A fun look at child's thought recent, there was that news also looks at how I didn't go and see who was to go to the World Expo was held at the in? In the old days is known as the hostess, without a companion. Closed on Wednesday. It is 200 yen for adults. Park admission is required. From 10 am until 5 pm is. Also the parking lot
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