Japan Day was held on 7 September at the Almere International Horticultural Exposition “Floriade 2022” in the suburbs of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The City of Yokohama participated in the event, promoting the International Horticultural Exposition in Yokohama to the world as the city where the expo will be held in 2027.
Mr Koike, Technical Superintendent, City of Yokohama, who attended the ceremony, expressed his enthusiasm: “At the Yokohama Expo, we hope to welcome more than 10 million visitors from all over the world by creating an attractive landscape with the participation of many countries, companies, citizens and other diverse actors, including distinctive gardens from around the world, competitions for garden and flower plants, and a symbolic exhibition to experience nature through overwhelming greenery.”
Floriade is the world’s leading international flower and horticultural exhibition in the Netherlands, a major flower and horticultural country, and has been held every ten years since 1960. The main concept of this year’s expo is ‘Growing Green Cities’, which brings together a variety of flowering plants and cutting-edge horticultural and agricultural technologies from all over the world in a 60-hectare venue. The expo will be held until 9 October, and after the expo, the main infrastructure such as electricity, roads and some buildings will remain and a green residential area will be created.
The International Horticultural Exposition in Yokohama is the first top-class exposition in Japan in 37 years and will be held five years from now, starting in March 2027. Its main theme will be ‘Scenery of the Future for Happiness’. It will share with the world the time, space and values that are unique to Yokohama, such as blooming flowers and lush greenery, the richness of agricultural harvests and food, and the diverse interactions between people.
Further information on Yokohama’s Horticultural Expo in 2027 you can find here.
The Yokohama exhibition in the Japan Pavilion ➡
(Designed to show Yokohama’s harbour sea, Satoyama plateau, etc.)