In the thematic project “Invigorating Lives,” we believe in the creativity that exists in all people and all things, and together with our diverse array of “jellyfish friends,” we will run our signature pavilion, Playground of Life: Jellyfish Pavilion and also hold a variety of events and activities before, during, and after the Expo.
In early August 2025, the World Learning and Play Summit is scheduled to be held at the Messe with various government agencies, municipalities, companies, and countries to discuss the future of learning and play. During the Expo, various music and dance events, including the Gomi Matsuri, a garbage-themed festival, on May 3 (also scheduled for 2024), will be held on the second floor of the Jellyfish Pavilion and Inochi Park (a space in the middle of the signature pavilions for the eight thematic projects), which is linked to the Jellyfish Mini Stage.
Before the Expo begins, we will participate in or organize several events including the Gomi Matsuri, Hanazono Expo, Ritsumeikan OIC Expo, Japan International Arts Festival, STEAM Symphony Contest, Host Town Festival, and the Africa Business Forum, and together we will disseminate information in an experiential and co-creative manner.
We will also hold discussions and workshops on a rolling basis in accordance with the Expo Theme Weeks (Learning and Playing, Peace and Human Rights, Future Cultural Co-creation, etc.).
We hope you will join us at our signature events aimed at Invigorating Lives!